Paris is a recent graduate from the School of Applied Computing at Swansea Metropolitan. She obtained a first class honours degree in Computing Information Systems and has also provided us with some feedback on her student experience. Read all about it below:
Please state your name and what course you studied?
My name is Paris Bonfield and I studied a BSc in Computing Information Systems.
What is your background?
I have some good experience with ICT and networking. I also applied this further during my degree study.
How long did it take you to complete this course?
It took me 3 years to complete the course.
How did you find the course in terms of easy or difficult? Was there help available?
The course was challenging but I would not have expected anything less from a degree level course. I had my strengths and weaknesses in different modules and if there was any aspects I struggled with the lecturers provided excellent support with their open door policy and the library provided lots of resources either on campus or digitally.
Did you do research on the university prior to starting? If so what kind of research?
I came for an open day to see what the university was like and researched into the type of modules I would be undertaking.
Why did you choose Swansea Metropolitan University as a place to study?
On my visit I just got a really good feeling about the university and Swansea city, and knew it was where I wanted to study. I had visited a few other universities but Swansea Met just seemed perfect.
Please can you outline the main positive points you believe are best shown within the university (e.g. Library):
The lecturers are fantastic and provided so much support throughout the 3 years; the computers were always kept up to date and also the support and opening hours of the library were really helpful.
In a short paragraph, please explain how the university resources helped you to complete your course:
The library was a huge help in completing my course, it provide good resources, open hours, and support. Also access to thousands of online journals, articles and databases inside and outside of university was extremely useful. The printing and Wi-Fi facilities were very helpful too.
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:
My time at the university was amazing. I developed as a person, learnt so much more than I anticipated and truly made friends for life. I would 100% recommend anyone considering doing a course at Swansea Met, it is a great place to study.