Graduate Leon Clark, tells us why he decided to study the MComp Computer Games Development course and what life is like as a student at the University of South Wales.
Studying computer games development
“Software development in general is a subject I have found fascinating from an early age, and computer games development in particular is one of the most varied and demanding subfields in software development. As someone who strives for self-improvement, I found the challenge of the subject very much appealing.
“Being one of only a few universities in the UK that offered a course in computer games development, the University of South Wales was already high on my list of choices. During an Open Day
visit, what impressed me most was the knowledge and enthusiasm of the teaching staff, which, coupled with a gut feeling that I would enjoy my time at the University of South Wales, convinced me that I should study here. I am happy to say I was not disappointed.”
“As one of my lecturers put it, the computer games development course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and skillset applicable to a wide variety of software development fields, not just computer games. From a graduate perspective, it is comforting to know that my avenues for employment and/or further study are not limited. In addition, the education I have received has allowed me to pursue my own research project post-graduation.”
Being a student at the University of South Wales
“For me, the best thing about being a student at the University of South Wales is the academic community. It seems there is so much emphasis on employability these days that many see a university education as no more than the key to a career. More fundamental than that, I feel, is the role universities play as the crucibles of higher learning. My time at the University has brought me into contact with many brilliant individuals from whom I could learn and with whom I could develop new ideas and lasting professional partnerships.”
“I most enjoyed mingling with educated people and having the freedom to explore subject areas that roused my curiosity. In addition, the University attracts students and staff from all over the world, giving you to opportunity to meet people from many different cultural backgrounds and occupations – the best experience of my life so far.”