After 4 years of lectures, coursework, projects, dissertations and exams, its finally time for me to enter the real world. My time at Swansea University has come to an end.
Just over a week ago I was given the result of all this hard work – a Master of Engineering in Computing with Upper Second Class Honours (a 2:1). I’m absolutely amazed that I managed to get a 2:1, especially when you consider all the additional extra-curricular activities I’ve undertaken during the last few years (my freelance work, the waterfront, etc.). Its been a really difficult 4 years, and I’m glad its finally finished, but it was definitely worth it!
Of course, this doesn’t mean I’m a graduate – for that I’ll have to wait for my degree ceremony on July 18th!
Since getting my results, we’ve all packed up and moved back to our respective homes. I’ve spent the last few days helping everyone clear up the house to make room for the huge amount of stuff I’ve accumulated while living in Swansea (its amazing really how much stuff I have).
Today was the last day of freedom – tomorrow I start my job as a full time developer at a web design company in Cardiff.
Now that my time in education is finally over (and partially because we found this while tidying up the study at home), I thought it would be nice to look back at when I started school for the first time. Below is a scan of the front cover of my very first school report from June 1991 (when I was just 4 years old). Even back then I obviously knew that I wanted to work in IT!