A computer programmer who flew thousands of miles to study with De Montfort University (DMU) because of its "outstanding cultural diversity" has found a job with a top African software firm.
David Sampah, of Ghana, was looking for an international experience to complete a Computing MSc.
He said he chose to come to DMU because of its teaching standards and mixture of students from across the world.
He said: "DMU stands out in cultural diversity. It's got ultra-modern facilities, a convenient study environment and an excellent teaching style. Pursuing my dream course in a multi cultured and student centred institution was exciting."
After earning a distinction in his course, David returned to Africa and has now found a job with a software company in Ghana.
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He works as a software analyst and programmer, developing and refining new applications and researching technology. He also gives voluntary lectures in computing science in a number of tertiary education institutions in Ghana.
He said: "At DMU, I found the teaching style is as practical as it can get. While at the university, I utilised every opportunity I had for time I get with lecturers. The skills I learned and the work and research I undertook have definitely led to me getting the job I have.
"On top of appearing in almost every top five prospective employer's recruitment list, I have the opportunity to be self-employed with the holistic skills in computing I gained from DMU.
"I strongly recommend DMU's MSc Computing to anyone who is passionate about using technology to transform society. This course will give you the necessary skills to jump start your career or company in the field of computing. "
Mary Clarkson, senior lecturer and course leader for Computing MSc, said: "What great news, I'm so pleased for David, he was an excellent and highly-motivated student.
"Computing MSc and its sister course Information Systems Management MSc give students the opportunity to build on their previous experience and subject knowledge.
"The courses build on established skills and equip graduates to take their place in industry and really make a difference, bringing practical approaches to problems and finding solutions that support and enable business functions."
Posted on Tuesday 27th October 2015