Graduation and the end of an era


Yep. I am now a graduate of the University of Hull with a 1st class BSc (hons) degree in Computer Science. Graduation was on the 14th of July, and it was a fantastic day. As well as a lovely ceremony we had lunch in the department and I found out I’d won the ‘G B Cook Prize in Computing’ for the ‘Best Project in the Honours Stage’. This is referring to PascalDE, which I received a mark of 90% for. Extremely happy about that, and I had no idea I had won an award.

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Danny had also won the departmental award. Pretty cool it was us two out of all the talented people in our year.

I also had a copy of my dissertation returned to me, which is nice. About 14,500 words or 21,250 with appendices, and a whole year of work.

At the end of the day, I went out for dinner with my family and had some good food. Then my friends and I hit the town and had a great night out. It also got a bit emotional as this would be one of the last times we saw each other for a long while. I’ve had a fantastic time at the University of Hull, it has taught me a lot about computer science, people, and life (and some great games came out like Portal 2, Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, and Bioshock Infinite). Starting September, I will be attending the University of York to study a Masters of Science degree in ‘Advanced Computer Science’ with Danny. Some of my friends are staying at Hull so we can still visit them and catch up.

Looking at the blog, I have a Destiny Beta impressions to post and a new Windows 8.1 app to announce soon. So anyway, thanks to everyone at Hull for making it a great experience and I hope to see many of you again soon.