Alberto Morabito is studying BSc Creative Computing, learning the key design, technical and digital skills needed for a career in new media production.
Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?
Choosing the right University is important for your future. Queen Mary is part of the Russell Group and has a fantastic reputation for academic achievement. I hope this will unlock doors for me when I start applying for jobs. Moreover, the diversity is fantastic; I have met people from all over the world.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I was looking for a course that was very broad at the beginning, with the option to choose a focussed path in my second year. By choosing ‘Creative Computing’ I found myself studying very different subjects, from Web Technology and other coding related modules with Computer science students, to Design with Material Design students working in the workshop with all sorts of tools, to Digital Audio with Electronic Engineering students building circuits... even though I had never coded, used a bench saw or worked with transistors and other electronical components before. I was not sure on what to do after University but the first year was enlightening; I’ve tried things that I didn’t like and found things I didn’t know I loved to do. By the time I finished my first year, not only I had discovered my passion, but I had an option to focus my studies on it.
How would you describe the teaching on your course?
Lecturers are incredibly passionate about their subjects and so dedicated. They are also always available in case you needed help or need someone to talk to.
What have you enjoyed so far about life at Queen Mary?
I found a job offer on the Queen Mary’s Students’ Union website and after a nice interview I started working part time as a Barista. Working with other students is amazing, you get to know people that are studying different subjects, with different backgrounds and after working for months together you build a bond, and it feels like a family.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I’ve worked really hard since my first day at University. Despite the fact I had no IT experience, I managed to land my first IT job right after my first year at Queen Mary, thanks to the lecturers, my hard work and Queen Mary’s reputation. By the time I graduate I will have enough experience to start working in the IT world, which is where I want to be.
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