Studying BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics & Security
Mathew’s decision to attend university was a huge one for him, he currently has no permanent address other than his university halls. He loves computer science and one day aims to work in IT security. His passion for computing was first sparked when he accidentally downloaded a virus onto his laptop which he got rid of himself. In addition to his studies Mathew currently works 20 hours a week at Trade Me In, an electronics company. He began working there on a voluntary basis wanting to keep up to date with the industry.
Mathew has overcome many personal challenges prior to attending university. During his AS levels he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis causing him to take a month off college and during his final year of his studies he suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.
Without the Bright Futures Scholarship I could’ve been homeless in July – I would’ve had to put all of my possessions into storage, and couch-surf until September. Now, thanks to the kindness of Leeds Beckett alumni, I don’t have to worry about that, it’s a huge weight lifted. The Scholarship is a huge motivator; it means so much for graduates to put their faith in me.
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