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William Citrone

Computer Games Programming

Where are you from?

Washington, Tyne and Wear

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It had the most dedicated Games Programming Course that I was able to find.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming? Was it easy to fit in?

Yes, once I had attended the Freshers Fair and tried a few things that I didn't think I was able to really do before. Then, I was able to fit in with people from several courses that shared my interests.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The three student clubs I have joined have helped me find my place here.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Pandon B3 (The Games Lab)

Have you joined any sports teams, clubs or been involved in any volunteer projects? Tells us about the highlights?

Kendo, where I have assisted in a couple of convention demonstrations, and a couple of months ago, acted as security in one set up by our sensei.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

Assembly Language and the Introduction to C++.

What do you want to do in the future? What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

I hope to get a place somewhere in the games industry as a programmer. As C++ is the Standard language for games I know that I will be able to get a place somewhere.

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University, Newcastle (e.g. confidence)?

I'm much more open then I used to be. Before I came here, I didn't feel as if i would be able to socialize at all, as over the years I have just become more and more isolated and withdrawn. But when I came here I decided to give it one last try, and while I don't think i'm at the level of most people. I'm at lot better then I used to be.

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Broadening My Horizons

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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