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My Surrey Experience - Jorden Whitefield, BSc Computer Science

“I chose to come to Surrey because I loved everything it had to offer including the great computer labs, beautiful campus and the historic town of Guildford.”

"On my Computer Science degree programme I’ve really enjoyed the balance between theory and practical work. At Surrey you don’t get to choose modules until your final year which in my opinion is a good thing: by that time you know what you enjoy studying and can make an informed choice.

"Personally I am very interested in Cyber Security so in my final year I’ve selected three modules which cover the many different aspects of this fascinating subject.

Doing a placement year turned out to be a brilliant experience.

"I spent mine with Accenture as a Software Engineer in the company’s Technical Solutions branch, which involved developing mobile apps for the public sector among other tasks, and spending time both in central London and Newcastle.

"Surrey has given me lots of other opportunities. In my final year I’ve been a Lab Demonstrator – helping first year students with their lab exercises – and got involved in the Department of Computing’s Mentor Scheme.

"I also spent a summer research placement contributing to a project focused on rail safety systems, which gave me a flavour of what a career in academia would involve and helped me to decide what I wanted to do in the future.

"I’m now looking forward to continuing my studies at Surrey with an industrially sponsored PhD in cyber security: an area of computing I am passionate about."

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