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“I never thought I would get this type of opportunity"

Matt Durrant

Matt Durrant is Data Services Manager at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He enrolled on Hallam’s MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Masters Degree Apprenticeship in September 2019.

“It’s exciting to be back on a university campus”

“It’s more than 8 years since I finished university so it was exciting to be back on a campus for my first block week. I really enjoyed taking some time away from work to concentrate on pure study.

“There are 17 of us on the course and I like the fact that we have a range of abilities. I’m somewhere in the middle! It’s amazing to learn from people who are more experienced than me, while passing my knowledge on to those who are just starting out.

“I taught myself to code 6 years ago and never really knew where I was going wrong. Now I’m going back to study the basic principles of coding. My mind has been blown! I’ve already learned so many new ideas that I’m putting into practice at work.

“I never thought I would get this type of opportunity. It could potentially open up new avenues for me. Plus when I’ve got my Masters Degree it will prove that I know what I’m talking about!”

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