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Fuel for My Passion to Excel

Student Spotlight at STC Higher Education

Quick Facts

Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Course: NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing

Fun fact: I spend most of my free time watching films and TV shows, one can say that I’m addicted to them. I have travelled to a few countries including Turkey and Switzerland but my favourite has to be Spain with its enchanting history and beautiful culture.

About Me

Having a good background in the IT sector was one of the key factors that got me into STC. At secondary school I studied Computer Science and Accounting together with other subjects including Mathematics, Physics, English and Arabic. As for my post-secondary education, I had Information Technology and Accounting as ‘A’ levels together with Mathematics, Physics and English as Intermediates.

The passion I have for computing gave me the initiative to excel at the core aspects of it which are computing (in general) and mathematics (when it comes to algorithms) scoring remarkable grades in both my ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels. 

Due to the fact that I am still studying, I never had a fixed full time job but only summer jobs. For two consecutive summers (2013-2014) I worked both as a travel agent and a real estate agent.

I took the Level 4 Diploma in Computing because…

Since I was little, computing has always been that subject that I never got bored of. I loved every single part of the lessons and had fun doing the assignments. I have opted for the Level 4 Diploma in Computing to equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve my ambition of becoming a successful system developer.

I chose this particular course because…

…it touches on all the fundamental areas in computing (such as system development, networking, web design and databases) giving the students the opportunity to specialise in whichever field they are interested in after obtaining the diploma.

The Diploma course is helping me…

…broaden my knowledge in computing by introducing me to the core modules taught in second and third year. Also, new technological advancements are brought to our attention by the lecturers so as to keep us up to date.

My lecturers…

…are patient and very knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. Not only do they base their teaching on theory, but they introduce their industrial experience in the classroom which makes the lectures incredibly interesting. Lecturers make it easier for students to iron out their difficulties by giving them the opportunity to send emails with their enquiries at any time which they reply to as soon as they can.

The best part of the course…

…is that it gives a good overview of all core subjects in computing such as system development, networking, databases, and web design.

The facilities at STC

The labs are well-equipped with all necessary hardware such as interactive boards to make lectures as interesting as possible. Moreover, the canteen and the library are open from early morning until 9 p.m. so as to give students the opportunity to stay studying at the campus till late at night using all the resources needed. All facilities are up to standard.

STC is great because….

…it offers courses which certificates are recognised both locally and abroad. Another thing that STC is good at is that they give importance to the student by offering him/her all the support/guidance s/he needs throughout the course.

After I complete my course… 

I am determined to further my studies and take both the BSc and MSc in System Development at Middlesex University.

Jobs

After I obtain my BSc I am planning to get a part-time job as a system developer so as to gain experience in the industry and to get a feel of how things work outside the classroom. After getting my MSc, I plan to start my own IT related business.

I would recommend this course to…

…all people interested in furthering their knowledge on the fast growing technology of the world today. This course is aimed at all people, irrespective of their background in IT. Eventually, with the help of the lecturers and the welcoming environment at STC, any prospective student will be able to master the subjects undertaken by the end of the course.

If you are feeling stuck in your education or career, I say:

Never give up and keep on trying until you reach you goals. As they say, a child without education is like a bird without wings. Nowadays, the world has changed to be very competitive and thus no one can afford to not further their studies. Courses, such as this one, will open up study and work opportunities as it provides the necessary skills and knowledge to perform a variety of tasks that would surely come in handy in the future.