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Student and Alumni profiles

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 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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Placements

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.

georgia-hopkinsGeorgia 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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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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Alumni
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.

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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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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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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