School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

Kyeron Sayers

Kyeron received the Brittan scholarship to help support him through his studies at Teesside.

Kyeron Sayers

BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I thank Teesside University for believing I was a student worth considering. My journey at university has only just begun but I can't wait to see what's in store for me.'

Why Teesside University?

I want to become a 3D character artist and a degree in computer games art is essential for this career. My college teacher at the time recommended Teesside as it is one of the best universities for computer games – and now he also teaches here himself.

I was also attracted to Teesside because, after losing my mum during my first year of college, I didn’t want to move too far away from my dad. I was really lucky that the perfect university for computer games art happened to be an hour away from my family home.

What do you like about your course?

The best thing about my course is that I have the freedom to create whatever art I want – I’m not restricted to just one or two different assets.

My favourite module so far has to be 3D Modelling. I get lost for hours in my creations. Every time I work on a piece my passion to achieve my dream burns even brighter.

Have you received any scholarships or financial support from the University?

I was given a Kickstarter Award of £500 to help with my first year – this was hugely helpful. I am also very grateful to have received a Brittan scholarship – I receive £7,500 across my course because of my college grades and because I made Teesside my first, firm choice through UCAS. I would like to thank Lady Brittan for giving me this opportunity and thank Teesside University for believing I was a student worth considering.

What do you think about the campus and services offered?

I think the services are great and I use the library a lot, not just for work but also for group activities. I also love the fact that sports teams have a lovely new pitch to play on.

I’m currently staying in Central Halls and I really enjoy it. There is a great atmosphere and I have made some friends for life who I’ll be moving in with next year.

What has your social life been like so far?

I enjoy the Students’ Union and take part in socials with the American football team. I’m a member of the American football club, game creation society and the League of Legends. I enjoy going to the cinema but I spend a lot of time on my PC as I can’t pull myself away from learning new things.

Would you recommend Teesside University and your course to others?

I would definitely recommend my course and the University – I’ve had a great experience so far.
The portfolio and contacts I’ll leave university with will be invaluable and should set me on the right road, as long as I put in the hard work too. My journey at university has only just begin but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me.