Duncan White

Duncan White

“Brock definitely pushed me in the direction of pursuing computer science. It was always something I have been interested in, but my time at Brock solidified the decision for me.”

Studied:

Electronics (A*), Maths (A), Physics (A) Computer Science (A)

Where are you now?

The University of Bristol studying Computer Science

Congratulations on your results. How do you feel?

’When I received my results, I felt really surprised. I would say I wasn’t expecting to do this well.”

Are there any members of staff in particular you feel have especially helped you on your journey?

“Hugo Gibson helped me with both Physics and Maths. He made sure all his lessons were intriguing and fun for all. He was always offering more work, which I feel helped me to reach my full potential. Mario Sheath was also particularly helpful with my university application”

What have been your ‘highlights’ or best experiences while attending Brock?

“The social side of Brock was really good for me. I met lots of new friends in different classes, which was nice. The Hard Brock Café also did great food, especially the bacon-double-cheese-burgers.”

What made you choose to study at Brock?

“My brother attended Brock a few years back and recommended it to me. I also liked the idea of being more independent, and the location is just great with a nice campus.”

What extra opportunities have you taken while studying at Brock?

“I was in an Aspire tutor group, which gave me access to specialist advice and support. This gave me a real confidence boost when it came to applying for university.”

What did you enjoy or find particularly inspiring about your subjects?

“I always found my Maths and Physics lessons fun, and I liked that I could push myself by asking my teacher to set me extra work.”

What are you planning to do next?

“I am going on to study Computer Science at the University of Bristol.”

What are your long-term career goals?

“I would like to do something involving computer science, but I’m not entirely sure what just yet.”

Did your time at Brock help you to decide what you might like to do?

“Brock definitely pushed me in the direction of pursuing computer science. It was always something I have been interested in, but my time at Brock solidified the decision for me.”