UWTSD student plans bright future after achieving first class honours degree in networks and cyber security


Graduating with a first-class honours degree in networks and cyber security from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) SA1 campus in Swansea is just the first step in James Dunhill’s journey towards a fulfilling career. He now plans to complete a master’s degree at the university, after being highly impressed by the tuition he received as an undergraduate. 


Graduating with a first-class degree in networking and cyber security degree from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) SA1 campus in Swansea is just the first step in James Dunhill’s journey towards a fulfilling career.

“I’m extremely pleased with the support I received,” he says. “The lecturers are wonderful and very helpful. The student services are brilliant too.” 

James chose to study at UWTSD because he was ambitious about what he wanted to achieve.  

“There are a lot of universities to choose from, but I was trying to find something a bit more unique, and somewhere that would really help towards my studying,” he says. “I chose UWTSD for its ability to offer 24/7 access to the buildings and the fact that the new buildings in SA1 have top-of-the-line equipment and services. I also chose it because it offered qualifications that can be completed alongside the course.   

“In addition to all this, I liked the fact that students were encouraged to attend events such as WorldSkills and hackathons. This led me to enrich my programming and cyber security skills, giving me experience of real-life scenarios.” 

Alongside his degree studies, James successfully studied for and passed two other additional exams: EC-Council and Cyber Essentials Plus Assessor.  

“To cope with the amount of work I put on myself I had to use time management as it became critical to get things done on time,” he says.  

James now plans to complete his master’s degree at UWTSD while also looking for some part-time work to start gaining more experience.  

“While working through my masters I want to obtain another qualification - my Cisco CCNP, and possibly earn another qualification as well,” he adds. “After my masters I am currently debating whether I will do a PGCE or possibly a PhD.” 

He adds that he would highly recommend UWTSD to others.    

“I would recommend this course as it gives you well-rounded knowledge in networks and cyber security and you can further develop these skills in a master’s,” he says. “Also, it gives you an understanding of computing to a level that makes employers find you more desirable than someone who is just purely skilled in one topic.” 

Dr Carlene Campbell, James’ final year project supervisor and lecturer, adds: 

“James is an eloquent and excellent presenter who knows how to capture and awe an audience. He is very expressive and knows how to impart his knowledge in an enthusiastic and fun way. He is always willing to help, and share is knowledge gained from research and his studies.  

“He is a very focused, determined, hardworking, goal-oriented and ambitious individual. He is serious about his ambitions, disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing his objectives. He has demonstrated the ability to work on his own initiative and is very enthusiastic for learning new things and seeking to apply the knowledge gained to improve his situation and that of others. His dependability and willingness to take on a challenge and see it through completion is comparable to none. 

“He exhibits the required level of focus, determination, drive, and passion that will be a valuable asset for any institution or organisation.” 












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