Darryl Stevenson secured a top graduate post with BT thanks to the University’s career-focused approach to teaching.
Darryl started his studies at New College Lanarkshire where he achieved an HNC and HND in computer networking. As the college had a partnership with UWS he was then able to transition to the University’s BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree.
After graduating he held a number of computer infrastructure roles but then decided to go back to university to pursue a career in computer security.
Darryl, 29, said: “I have always had a keen interest in security and after getting my degree in Computer Networking and having a few jobs in and around that field I decided to leave the job I was in and go back to study security to advance my career in that direction as it's an area I have a strong passion for.
“When I was thinking of doing a postgraduate course UWS was the first place I looked as I had such a great experience before. I was delighted to join the University’s MSc Information & Network Security programme.
“When postgraduate course was coming to an end I was successful in securing a place on the BT Cyber Security Graduate Programme where I have been for 18 months now and have enjoyed a successful start to my career in security.
“The skills I learnt at UWS have been highly relevant to my current role. I am hugely thankful for my overall experience and would encourage anyone starting their learning to apply for a course with UWS.”
MSc Information & Network Security has been replaced by the University’s MSc Cyber Security, which was designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. Find out more about MSc Cyber Security.