Anthony's degree has led to a consultancy career.
'The best bit about the course was the end result - my first-class degree has changed my life.'
I was brought up in Teesside so when I decided to study at university, Teesside was the obvious choice. I completed a UCPD in IT at the University’s Summer School which led to my degree course.
The best bit about the course was the end result - my first-class degree has changed my life.
I got on with the majority of the people on and off my course and was even groomsman to a very good friend I met at Teesside.
Java - it was like being taught how to solve a puzzle and then make your own puzzles to solve other people’s issues. The ICT labs were very well equipped and the staff were very helpful.
I was a member of the hockey team for two years, which was great fun, even though I was permanently injured throughout that time. I also socialised and spent some time in the local cafés and bars.
Yes, I got an emergency grant and the standard yearly bursaries which helped me to keep my house and feed myself during my time at university.
I also used the careers service. I ran my CV past them - they loved it and wanted to use it as an example for others. They pointed me in the right direction to the type of agencies who could help me find a graduate role in the IT industry.
I moved 250 miles south to take a graduate job in an up and coming IT consultancy. I qualified as a consultant/developer and have since moved into a salesforce consultancy for Hyphen8 as a solutions development leader.