Surreal! It was the end of a 10 year journey, so it was a huge deal to me.
I'm still actively engaged with Abertay and I'm continuing my research there in a more relaxed capacity.
Abertay had an excellent reputation for Computer Science, and that’s been my hobby since I was around 10!
I would have to say that working with people who share a similar mind set and interest has been the best part of my time here. There are a lot of shared interests between the students.
Completing my degree full-time while working full-time was very challenging but I think it was the best way to do it. I had to play catch-up constantly and I never had a break but that helped motivate me throughout.
The PhD was a different story. Part-time was extremely difficult while working full-time. There were times when I almost threw in the towel, especially in years 3 and 4.
Studying while working full-time requires giving up a lot of things and it’s definitely affected my life in both positive and negative ways. Finally finishing has been the most surreal feeling – I still don’t believe it.
Completing my degree full-time while working full-time was very challenging but I think it was the best way to do it.Scott Mitchell | PhD in Ethical Hacking | 2018
I collect video games and video game related memorabilia. I’m also about half-way through the 1001 Video Games to play before you die. Thanks to Abertay I managed to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, which had been a dream of mine since I was young.
The event was for industry professionals and academics at the time and without Abertay I would not have been able to attend.
Also, I’ve literally bumped into Steven Speilberg twice and didn’t realise it until a few moments later!