Foundation Degree in Information Technology
Labs were sometimes nerve racking but I had a great time
In 2005 Oscar started Birkbeck's Foundation degree in IT. His main reasons for choosing Birkbeck were the opportunity to study part-time and also because of our location and facilities. He wanted to study IT because "I find there is an enormous potential and endless possibilities associated with computers". Oscar works in customer liaison in a company providing telephone systems, business phone equipment, telephone maintenance and Internet packages. His next big challenge at work will be to take full control of the Internet operations. Having faced the challenge of preparing for his final exams at the end of the Foundation degree he now feels more confident about taking this step at work. Commenting on the parts of the course which he particularly enjoyed he said: "Labs were sometimes nerve racking but I had a great time in them. I have really enjoyed most of the modules like mathematics, management studies and e-commerce. There are some very good lecturers who make the lessons quite interesting despite many students coming from a hard day at work."