"I’m a 35-year-old mature student and previously worked as an electrical contractor, but I wanted to work in computing. I’d considered going to university before, but it was really when my friend took the jump himself to study for a new career path, that I plucked up the courage to try something new.
I chose Staffs because it had the facilities I needed to gain the qualification I wanted to achieve. I rate my university experience highly and praise the staff for a such warm welcome, especially for a mature student like me. I was well received and didn’t feel alienated for my age or previous background.
I believe my course will offer new job opportunities in an exciting new industry. Now I’ve taken that leap to change my career, I would not go back on my decision. I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience so far and I’m achieving what I intended to…and more!"
Andrew Durnell, BSc (Hons) Computer Science