Department of Informatics

Student perspectives

Alex's perspective

Alex McCaffrey

'The best part of my degree course has been the workshops provided with the modules, as they've allowed me to apply the learnt theory into practice. The lecturers and tutors are enthusiastic, know their stuff and really are engaging with the students. So far, Robot Lab has been my favourite module. We build a robot, program it and then compete against other teams to reach a goal. Sussex life for me is great. In the day time I can go for a walk across the Downs and then in the evening go out clubbing in Brighton. The best of both worlds!'

Alex McCaffrey
Computing and Artificial Intelligence BSc student

Sam's perspective

Sam Newman

'It's really clever how they do things at Sussex. It's built up around you slowly in the first year, so you might not realise at the time why you are doing one thing, then all of a sudden you can do something far more complex and better without even realising it! The module I've most enjoyed is Professional Issues in Computing, because the seminars provide a platform for intellectual debate on many cutting edge topics, such as privacy issues surrounding sites like Facebook. Sussex is a great democratic university as the students here are really involved in how things are run. And the support network is incredible. Don't be afraid to ask for help about anything. You can talk to your academic advisor about any problems with your course and they will look into any issues for you. My student advisor is amazing when it comes to talking about course issues, life issues, anything really! Totally accessible when I need her. If those two can't help with what you need, they will point you in the direction of someone who can.'

Sam Newman
Multimedia and Digital Systems BSc student