Graduate: Kapilan Radhakrishnan
Kapilan has recently graduated from his PGCE at Swansea Metropolitan University. He currently works as a networking teacher within the School of Applied Computing. Additionally he is qualified in CISCO Networking and this comes in great use when teaching on the Networking programmes. Take a look at his student experience below:
What is your background?
I have a strong background with studies in Computer Science. I am also qualified in CISCO Networking and currently teach this at Swansea Metropolitan University.
What course did you study?
I have studied a BEng in Networking.
What employment opportunities can students persue after graduating from networking?
In the primary instance, individuals are opened up to roles such as a network administrator, a network associate and in further studies even a network engineer.
Why did you choose Swansea Metropolitan University as a place to study?
Primarily my place here at Swansea Metropolitan University was introduced through my profession and job offer. I was offered a job at the University as a networking teacher and from this I carried out further research at the university. Swansea met is a wonderful place to study if you are starting an early stage career, as it is a small environment and it gives you a close and realistic community to work in.
Please can you outline the main positive points you believe are best shown within the university (e.g. Library):
Firstly I believe the teaching quality at Swansea Met is excellent. The open door policy is very useful for any student enquiries and the lectures are always kept consistent and interesting. Also the location of the University is another benefit on its own. The university is based about five minutes away from the city centre, and allows students and staff to enjoy meals outside of university and allow a more sociable university experience. Additionally I believe that the access times students have to the university campuses are wonderful, the extended opening hours of the libraries for example allow students to work in more depth. Finally the online databases are huge help for assignment completion, the referencing options allow us to reference academic material that can gain good marks.
In a summary please write a little statement that explains your experience at the University and whether you would recommend it to anyone in the future:
I strongly recommend study at Swansea Metropolitan University as the quality of teaching is second to none, and the rare opportunity of gaining additional qualifications after your degree is introduced. The applied computing school for example has recently had their courses accredited for BCS accreditation. This means that people who are doing a degree at Applied Computing gain BCS membership. Similarly with CISCO qualifications, in some instances individuals are opened up to other certifications such as CCNA.