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Hannah HenryHannah Henry
BSc Computer Science

"Everything about the University of Leeds made me feel comfortable. When I first came onto campus there was a huge buzz and lots of energy, and that's something that continues all year round."

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Andrew CampbellLiam Ward
BSc Computer Science with Mathematics

" The best aspect of this course is that it has allowed me to learn programming, which in turn has allowed me to get a job that I thoroughly enjoy and pays well. "

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Andrew CampbellAndrew Campbell
BSc Computer Science

"There is no doubt that if I had not come to Leeds I would not have been able to work at IBM on placement and I would not be able to apply for the companies that I am doing now."

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All our degrees allow you to undertake a placement year as part of your degree. On successfully completing your placement, you will be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title to demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers.

Yuval MassYuval Mass
BSc Computer Science (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at IBM

"I really enjoy working with the VMWare products. I believe virtualisation is the future of technology and VMWare is an industry leader in this respect, therefore the work allows me to gain extremely transferable skills."
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obrien-alaribeO'Brien Alaribe
BSc Computer Science (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at SKY

"The placement year has provided me with a lot of life experiences that will significantly influence my career path after University."

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jason-griffithJason Griffith
BSc Information Technology (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Lloyds Banking Group

"I’m currently helping lead a project to streamline operations within the UK Wealth team; this entails regular trips down to London to speak to the stakeholders."

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jamie-elementJamie Element
BSc Information Technology (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Carefree Ltd

"I have grown and changed as a person so much so far, and have never felt so positive about my life and career outlook."

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Georgia-HopkinGeorgia Hopkin
BSc Information Technology (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at IBM

"I couldn’t recommend the experience highly enough! I had a fantastic year and I’ve learnt so many things that I wouldn’t have had the chance to at University."

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jo-mawdsleyJo Mawdsley
BSc Information Technology (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Boots

"This was an invaluable experience which allowed me speak to and learn from other aspects of the business other than IT."

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Philip-SewellPhilip Sewell
BSc Computer Science (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Cognito Ltd

"The employability team provide an excellent service in all things employability related, whether it be CV checking, mock interviews or any general queries you might have."

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Harleen-BurayHarleen Kaur Buray
BSc Information Technology (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Urban Science

"I wanted to be able to apply the theory and practice gained throughout my degree into a practical business environment"

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mohammad-nayyab-amin Mohammad Nayyab Amin
BSc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at IBM

"I wanted to take a year out of academic studies to reassess the direction my work was taking me in."

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We aim to maintain strong links with our alumni and encourage all our former students to stay involved with the School. The main way to stay in touch is through Leeds alumni online, which has 32,000 members and counting.

Josephine-sanusiJosephine Sanusi
BSc Computer Science (Industrial)
Technical Consultant at IBM

"Leeds is a great university, the modules for my course were ones that interested me, the School of Computing carried out research which influenced the modules taught."

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hannah-deeHannah Dee
BSc Cognitive Science
Senior Lecturer at Aberystwyth University

"Whilst at Leeds, I set up the BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium, which is a one-day conference for women undergrads."

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matthew-hughesMatthew Hughes
BSc Information Technology
Service Delivery at Lloyds Banking Group

"This course provides you with a thorough understanding on how IT has changed and will continue to change and affect the lives of ordinary people and businesses."

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Adnan MahmoodAdnan Mahmood
BSc Computer Science
SAP Portal Trainee at Lloyds Banking Group

"The reputation of the School of Computing and its strong network connections to employers were the major attractions that initially drew me to Leeds."

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Colin NeedhamColin Needham
BSc Computer Science
Founder and CEO of IMDb

"I felt well prepared for a career in industry as a result of the course. I learnt so much, I made great friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole University experience."

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Anthony WilsonAnthony Wilson
BSc Computer Science

Undertaking an MSc in Software Engineering

"The world class facilities gave me a head start in industry and academia. Access to a private cloud, super-computers and the Powerwall provided an invaluable experience."

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Abigail BairstowAbigail Bairstow
BSc Information Technology

Graduate Business Consultant at BAE Systems

"The best aspect has to be the lecturers. Each lecturer we had for different modules were passionate and enthusiastic about the module they were teaching."

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Tim KormornickTim Kormornick
BSc Information Technology

Technology Graduate Scheme at Everything Everywhere

"Leeds offers many opportunities for student employment in university-related institutes, spin-outs and other enterprises."

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Dan CrowDan Crow
BSc Computer Science
Chief Technology Officer of Songkick

"I completed my degree and PhD at Leeds in the early 90s. I moved to Silicon Valley, first working for Apple, then at a series of startups, culminating in co-founding Blurb."

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Catherine LumbCatherine Lumb
BSc Information Technology

Undertaking an MSc in Information Systems and Information Management

"I was part of the Computer Society. Being a member involved taking part in both social and computing events."

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Donald WhyteDonald Whyte
BSc Computer Science

Software developer at Bloomberg

"I'm working as a software developer for Bloomberg, a technology company that develops core financial software used by all the major investment banks."

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Anthony LaytonAnthony Layton
BSc Computer Science

Software Engineer at BT

"I have been able to land a graduate job with BT. I am yet to start, so I don’t really know what the job involves yet, but I am excited to get started."

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Ian TownendIan Townend
BSc Computing
Enterprise Business Architect at NHS England

"The practical aspects of modules were particularly useful and certainly the most enjoyable at the time."

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Emma Higgs Emma Higgs

BSc Computer Science

Data Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

"I first decided to look at the University of Leeds as a potential university to study at due to it being a Russell Group university."

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Thomas CollettThomas Collett
BSc Computer Science

Analyst at HSBC Global Banking

"Computer Scientists have opportunities to work in almost any industry, and the University of Leeds Computer Science degree provides everything you need to succeed."

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Sean HoldenSean Holden
BSc Information Technology

Web Applications Developer, startup company, Leeds

"Unless you already have experience in the field, do the year in industry. It may seem like a long time, but it is a fantastic experience, both in terms of work and social."

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John HitchonJohn Hitchon
BSc Computing for Business (Industrial)

Graduate Scheme - Yorkshire Water

"I loved the fun, vibrant atmosphere of the city and university; there is something for everyone, but still on a scale that feels personal."

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