Jonathan Alderson

Jonathan Alderson

Why did you decide to study at the University of Leeds?

I chose The University of Leeds because of its Russell group status and friendly, committed lecturers. It is also a fantastic city to live in and has great connections to other big cities for when you need to travel.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University and why?

The opportunity to do as much work as you want. There are lots of extra activities and opportunities to take part in, and many business links for future jobs.

Tell us about your summer internship.

My summer internship was working with Dr Levesley and Dr Gallagher on rehabilitation games development for the MyPAM. We have used Unity to create a game that can be used to help people recover from strokes.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

Great travel links, plenty of gig venues, bars, nightclubs, pubs, shopping centres, restaurants, sports/music facilities and cinemas.

What are your ambitions for the future/what are you going on to do next?

I would like to continue work for the MyPAM next summer if more development is needed. I would also like to finish my masters for High Performance Graphics and have a year in industry in which I can gain a better understanding of where I would like to work in the future.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

Doing a summer internship is one of the best things you can do. As well as a year in industry, it will show future employers that you have got more experience and are proactive at getting new opportunities for yourself.

What would you say to students coming to do the same course?

This is a great course to learn about all the maths behind 3d graphics and optimisation techniques. But also gives a solid foundation of computer science, giving flexibility between different disciplines in the future.