Matej Svoboda

"The decision to take the Degree Link route was the beginning point to achieve my current career."

Years 1 & 2: HND Computing: Technical Support with Cyber Security
Years 3 & 4: BSc (Hons) Computer Network Management & Design
Year 5: MSc Data Science
Currently: Data Scientist at OPEX Group

Why did you choose the Degree Link Route?

NESCol offered the HND IT Technical Support course with the option to continue to the undergraduate course at RGU after successful completion. The Degree Link from College to University provided me the entry gate to my honours degree.

What has been the best thing about the experience?

College provided me the experience and knowledge, which I could apply straight to the workplace. On the other hand, RGU provided more academic and research experience, which I mainly apply in my current job as a Data Scientist.

What's the best thing about studying at NESCol?

I really enjoyed my time at NESCol. All of the staff were very friendly and always helpful. College was my first experience with an educational institution like this in Scotland and I was very impressed by the staff and their "always here to help" attitude.

What's the best thing about studying at RGU?

During my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, RGU always provided access to all the resources and help I required. The online learning environment allowed me to have access to slides and notes and to effectively collaborate with lecturers and other students.

Would you recommend Degree Link to other students? Why?

I definitely would. The decision to take the Degree Link route was the beginning point of achieving my current career. With hard work, excellent support from NESCol and RGU staff and successful completion of my studies, I have managed to secure an excellent job as a Data Scientist for OPEX Group Aberdeen.