Joanne Lynne

I really like that course has a hands-on approach which means you get to complete a range of tasks, either individually or in a group, so that you can apply in practice all of the concepts you have been taught throughout the modules.

“I enjoy studying at Edge Hill University because it has a real community feel where everyone feels valued. The learning environment is great too as the University has invested in a lot of excellent facilities.

As I wanted to keep my options open for a range of careers in the computing industry I decided to join the BSc (Hons) in Computing, which includes studying a number of areas such as security and forensics, networking and application development.

I really like that the course has a hands-on approach which means you get to complete a range of tasks, either individually or in a group, so that you can apply in practice all of the concepts you have been taught throughout the modules. This was especially useful when studying programming because it allowed me to progress quickly and made the content really interesting; the idea of programming a Lego Mindstorm robot is definitely a brilliant incentive to learn!

During my studies I had the opportunity to take part in the National Science and Engineering Week held at the World Museum in Liverpool. While there I was able to trial my final year project, which is a game that I have developed to increase interactivity in the World Cultures gallery of the museum.

The museum staff allowed me to try a number of locations to find the most effective position, which was strange at first because I wasn’t used to working outside of the lab. However, I found the experience to be extremely enjoyable and it was great to see that the program worked in a real setting, which is something I am very proud of.

Being able to participate in activities like this, as well as take part in competitions such as the National Student Challenge and the Barclays Technology Challenge, has increased my confidence and helped bring to life the skills and knowledge I have gained on the degree. As well as this, they have also given me numerous things to talk about at interviews, which has been great.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Computing.