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Michael Kirby

I was able to make connections to professionals from the industry, gain new friends, have insightful discussions with my tutors and became a more confident person.

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Year graduated 2020
Department Computing
Occupation Junior UI Designer
Country United Kingdom

During my time at Goldsmiths, I learned a lot and was always pushing myself to do better with my work, I have always enjoyed making video games and it has been my life long passion since I was 4 years old. I took a big jump of faith joining my course at Goldsmiths and I wouldn't take it back for a second. I was able to make connections to professionals from the industry, gain new friends, have insightful discussions with my tutors and became a more confident person. My favourite moments on my degree was the work I did on my game projects and learning the fundamentals of game engines such as Unity and Unreal. Overall I learnt a lot about myself and the industry as a whole.

A few months after I graduated from Goldsmiths I started my first job in the games industry at Roll7 as a Junior UI Designer. I am enjoying the opportunity I have been given and I am making new connections and working on some amazing stuff. I was able to get this job because of the skills I learnt and because of the connections I made on my course.

My future is looking pretty good, I have managed to get my foot through the door into the industry of my choice. I have no major plans set in stone, but I look forward to what the future brings my way.

The Computing department classrooms were my favourite part of studying at Goldsmiths, if the rooms were free I would use the computers to catch up and improve upon my work and skills, at times I would meet with my peers or teammates to discuss the lessons and practice group presentations.

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