Graduation success for talented students!

College of Science graduates Cameron Steer and Ian Harvey were amongst many successful students receiving First Class Honours Degrees this summer

Cameron Steer 2015 graduateTwenty one year old Cameron Steer from Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, has graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science from Swansea University’s College of Science at a Degree and Award Congregation held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall on Friday 24 JulyCameron, who attended Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School and Cross Keys College, was supported by his proud parents and younger brother at the ceremony.

It was during his third year at Swansea that Cameron designed a novel musical interface for people living with Alzheimer's disease which won a prize for best project in the year and was featured as part of the departmental Open Day. Cameron said of the project: “People living with symptoms of dementia suffer with memory, language and orientation difficulties, which makes it difficult for them to engage in modern forms of technology and take part in inclusive interactions. I built a prototype interface named Shared Symphonies introduced new innovative ways of thinking about technologies which encourages people living with dementia to share in group interactions through enjoyable shared musical experiences.”

Cameron, whose final year project focused on helping people with Alzheimer’s disease, is now to continue his studies into how technology can be best used to benefit people.

Ian harvey 2015 graduateTwenty-two year-old Ian Harvey, from Gunnislake in Cornwall, celebrated the award of a First Class BSc Theoretical Physics from Swansea University on Friday, July 24. He received his award at the Summer Degree and Award Congregation for the College of Science, at the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, cheered on by his proud parents.

And it was a double celebration for Ian, who also received the BSc Theoretical Physics course’s final year prize for the ‘Best Student Performance in Physics’.

Ian began his studies at Swansea University’s Department of Physics in 2011.  He enrolled on the full time four-year BSc Physics degree with Integrated Foundation Year, after not achieving the A-level grades he had initially hoped for.

Ian said: “The course’s foundation year was excellent preparation for the following three years of degree study, filling the gaps between the A-level Physics curriculum and the first year of a Bachelor’s degree. 

“The foundation year gave me confidence in meeting the demands of studying at degree level and took a different approach compared to my sixth form studies, especially through encouraging a more mathematical approach to physics.”

Ian now plans to take a well-deserved break and spend some time travelling before beginning his job search.