Adam Bonner MSc Computer ScienceFriday 22 February 2013
"I chose to study at Liverpool Hope University for a number of reasons; the campus, the staff and the fact that the University aims to do something a little different.
"The cliché of treating you as a person and not just a number rings very true for Liverpool Hope, especially within the Computer Science Department. The department is small and focused on providing every student with the education and tools they need to grow, both personally and as an academic.
"Studying Computer Science at Masters level has allowed me to investigate the theory behind algorithmic design, bio-inspired computing paradigms and learn about computing staples such as robotics, human computer interaction, networking and mobile application development.
"The department welcomes questions, suggestions and creativity both in and out of the lecture halls. My time studying has been complemented with networking events, research seminars and guest speakers from global brands, such as Microsoft. The philosophy that “University education is about you” is reinforced with frequent staff-student liaison meetings. This is where time is allocated for students and staff to sit down together and discuss all areas of the course and university life. Feedback gained from these meetings is utilised and helps keep the department, in my opinion, working at its best.
"If you are concerned about finding well paid and fulfilling work after university, then I believe the MSc Computer Science course is an ideal pathway. It aims to help all students leave university with experience necessary to flourish in the work place. Liverpool Hope’s Computer Science department encourages work placements and has partnerships with a number of software development companies throughout Merseyside.
"I started university four years ago as an enthusiastic 19 year old. I was keen to learn about all areas of computing. That enthusiasm has always been supported and nurtured by the department, staff and my peers. I have now graduated from university and I am currently employed as a solutions analyst, my dream job."