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Jonathan Taylor

After doing a degree in aeronautics I decided I wanted to further compliment my education with a degree in computer science. After coming to visit the University and talking to some of the staff, Aston felt like the right choice. The staff were all extremely enthusiastic about what they did and very approachable. As a mature student I felt Aston was well situated within Birmingham, whether I chose to live on or off campus, this gave me the option to commute easily on a daily basis.

My third of four years was an industrial placement at IBM, working as a software developer on one of the world’s most successful transactional servers, used by over 90 percent of the fortune 500 companies. This has not only enhanced my understanding of the subject but also greatly enhanced my CV. I now work for the University as a software developer on one of their research projects.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research