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Alongside studying my Masters, I also work as a Python instructor in a coding school.

I have a great deal of programming experience with Python and I’m passionate about game development. I’m a creative person and in my opinion, building games while studying is the best way to learn how to code. 

Before starting a career in computer science, I was a lawyer and published three books – the first two on jurisprudence with a preface written by Luis Fux, a justice minister of the Supreme Federal Court. The third book focuses on banking law and has a preface written by Luis Felipe Salomão, a justice minister of the Superior Court of Justice. 

Although law, technology and computer science are completely different fields, the writing skills I gained are helpful in my current journey. In fact, I recently published the paper ‘Robot process automation in the banking industry: a case study on Deutsche bank’. I’ve also educated myself on machine learning to help me fulfil my ambition of working as a chatbot developer in the future. 

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, tai-chi and yoga. I was a professional ballet dancer when I was younger, so acro yoga comes naturally to me. I also love theatre and literature, especially social comedies by Oscar Wilde. 

I’ve never pursued acting but if the opportunity presented itself, I would like to study storytelling. For me, the best aspect of storytelling is uniting ideas with emotions – and while some people are naturals, I believe it can be developed with practice and dedication. 

Interested in seeing where a computing degree could lead you? To find out more, download a prospectus 

Alexandra Lockwood

The knowledge gained is so beneficial and the collaborative learning of discussion forums is really rewarding. 

Matt Clifton

At the time of starting the BA, I was 18 years old, and in my last year of college. It would have been really tough to access a campus-based university over an online study option.

Alice Villar

I am a creative person and, in my opinion, building games while studying is the best way to learn how to code.