I started at Bedford College on the Level 2 Computing course. I came to live in the UK in 2013, so I needed to study English alongside my Computing qualification in order to improve my language skills.
I’ve had an interest in computing since childhood. The Level 2 course provided me with a broad introduction to IT, but I am really enjoying the Level 3 because we get to focus on networking. I find the way that computers communicate between each other really interesting. Generally, the course is very well rounded and the facilities here are good compared to other colleges. I also really like the location of the College because it is near to the river and the town centre.
The tutors are very good and supportive. They teach you in a more mature way than the teachers at school, and they give you the freedom to explore what interests you.
As part of the course, I have undertaken a 10 week work experience placement at the Kempston branch of Barclays Bank. I got involved in lots of different tasks including helping to sort documentation and helping customers who came into the bank.
I also volunteered at The Skills Show, which is a big exhibition held at the NEC in Birmingham each year. The College had a stand there to exhibit its Computing courses and we had some ‘have a go’ networking activities that I helped to assist visitors with.
After my course I would like to go to university to study Computer Science.