Lee Joseph MBCS is a recent graduate from the School of Applied Computing at Swansea Met. He studied a range of courses that finally allowed him to graduate from Computing Information Systems in 2013. He now works as a technician within the University. Read all about his experience below:
What is your name and what course(s) did you study?
My name is Lee Joseph and I started off studying a HND in Computing Information Systems. After completing this I was able to progress to the BSc programme and complete a degree.
How easy did you find it to apply for your course of study?
The overall process to apply and enrol on my course was very easy. I had some great assistance from some of the staff members, who were there if any bits of the process were difficult to understand.
Why did you choose Swansea Metropolitan University as a place to study?
As I was a mature student, I was searching for somewhere good to study. The staff at Swansea University highly recommended study at Swansea Met. From this recommendation I started researching which courses I could do and how my interests would fit into the course content.
How long did it take you to complete this course?
It took me 3 years to complete the course.
Please can you outline the main positive points you believe are best shown within the university (e.g. Library):
The lecturers provide an open door policy and the support they gave during any issues was amazing. Any problems that came up were quickly addressed and solved. The rooms all had up to date equipment and software, which allowed a positive and reliable environment to work in. Additionally the support given from the university as a whole was outstanding.
The national student survey had shown that your course received a 100% student satisfaction rating, what are your thoughts on this?
Well personally I think that result is outstanding and I definitely agree with it. The course that I studied on was well delivered and the figure is a positive reflection on what the applied computing school can do for you overall.
In a short paragraph, please explain how the university resources helped you to complete your course:
To complete the course we had access to good literature from within the library and also electronic access to journals which we could use to reference in our assessments. The access to the eduroam Wi-Fi was helpful as it allowed me to wirelessly do some research. The printing facilities were also very helpful.
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:
As I was a mature student I was very nervous getting back into education, but the whole university support made me feel at home. If there was anyone thinking of coming to the university, I would highly recommend it and advise them to look at the statistics of the national student survey. It is a great place to study and the outcome is well worth all the effort you contribute to your course.