BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
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BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security


[Music] [Applause] [Music] All our courses have a common first year, the benefit of that is that we are giving the students a chance to actually discover their own strengths. I knew all along I was going to go into the forensic route and when I was look in the Universities there were only a few that did the course and this one had the best reviews. They end up usually in jobs that of course are security related and in today’s world any data system, any information system has to consider these issues. In first year it is an overview general generic computing, getting to know like programming, databases and things like that. But when we get into our second year we specialise so then we go into ethical hacking, forensics. All our courses are accredited by the British Computing Society and we have close links with the society so we actually host several conferences here. As well in terms of facilities we’ve got a 24/7 computing study zone, we have a cybersecurity lab as well where the students can actually play war games and essentially simulate real attacks. The academics have been brilliant and they have been really supportive with sort of my career development, alongside helping me with coursework and helping me with exam preparation. They were really helpful in saying this is what employers are looking for, this is what you can do to better yourself, to make yourself stand out and they’ve always been really supportive on that front. We do get guest lecturers from industry as well so that are usually alumni, students actually come back and are willing to do a talk. In the third year we get to do a whole year in a career of our choice. I think when you go into industry for a placement you do pick up real-life skills you can learn loads at uni but to actually get those hands-on skills in a working environment with real-life clients, with real time facing sort of situations; that’s like a unique experience that you can come back in final year and then apply when you actually go on a grad scheme or actually graduate to go on to full-time work. The BU campus is all pretty modern and it’s all pretty accessible by road, if you’re wanting to go home and I’ve got friends who are living in Kuwait and to get home is not actually that long; it’s a quick train in to London and then off they go. The community is just like one big family and we’re a team in here so there’s no competition everyone’s really friendly all the staff are really friendly it’s a nice place to be. [Music]

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