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My Cyber Security Journey at De Montfort University

Hey there everyone!

As a cyber security student at De Montfort University, I've had a brilliant experience so far. From the fantastic campus facilities to the fascinating library, and not forgetting the amazing Education 2030, everything has been just brilliant.

Firstly, let me tell you about Education 2030. This new approach has been a real game changer for me. Instead of studying multiple subjects at the same time, I get to focus on just one subject for seven whole weeks. That's four blocks in total for the year. This system is also called block teaching, which means I have plenty of time to dive deep into the subject matter and really understand everything there is to know.

And when it comes to campus facilities, DMU is the place to be. The library has all the resources you could ever need, with syndicate rooms for group projects, opportunity to borrow laptops, and plenty of space for individual study. It's like having your own little fortress of solitude, but with a ton of books and cool tech. And let's not forget about the DMU hackers student society. This place has been a real lifesaver for me. Every week, I get to master my cyber security skills, socialise with other like-minded individuals, and make some great new friends along the way.

Speaking of friends, I have to say that the people at DMU are just brilliant. From my fellow students to my teachers, everyone has been so welcoming and friendly. And when it comes to the academic side of things, I couldn't be happier. The information I'm learning is relevant and will be so useful in my future career. Plus, the teachers are well prepared, educated professionals who genuinely care about teaching us.

But it's not all work and no play at DMU. There are plenty of events and masterclasses on campus, including networking events where you can meet with employers and other professionals. It's like having your own little slice of Silicon Valley right here in Leicester.

All in all, I couldn't be happier with my experience at De Montfort University. From Education 2030 to the brilliant campus facilities and fantastic student society, everything has been great. If you're looking for a place to learn, grow, and have some fun along the way, DMU is definitely the place to be.

Thanks for reading! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some hacking to do.:biggrin:

Take care,

- Ilya:wink:
Original post by De Montfort University
Hey there everyone!

As a cyber security student at De Montfort University, I've had a brilliant experience so far. From the fantastic campus facilities to the fascinating library, and not forgetting the amazing Education 2030, everything has been just brilliant.

Firstly, let me tell you about Education 2030. This new approach has been a real game changer for me. Instead of studying multiple subjects at the same time, I get to focus on just one subject for seven whole weeks. That's four blocks in total for the year. This system is also called block teaching, which means I have plenty of time to dive deep into the subject matter and really understand everything there is to know.

And when it comes to campus facilities, DMU is the place to be. The library has all the resources you could ever need, with syndicate rooms for group projects, opportunity to borrow laptops, and plenty of space for individual study. It's like having your own little fortress of solitude, but with a ton of books and cool tech. And let's not forget about the DMU hackers student society. This place has been a real lifesaver for me. Every week, I get to master my cyber security skills, socialise with other like-minded individuals, and make some great new friends along the way.

Speaking of friends, I have to say that the people at DMU are just brilliant. From my fellow students to my teachers, everyone has been so welcoming and friendly. And when it comes to the academic side of things, I couldn't be happier. The information I'm learning is relevant and will be so useful in my future career. Plus, the teachers are well prepared, educated professionals who genuinely care about teaching us.

But it's not all work and no play at DMU. There are plenty of events and masterclasses on campus, including networking events where you can meet with employers and other professionals. It's like having your own little slice of Silicon Valley right here in Leicester.

All in all, I couldn't be happier with my experience at De Montfort University. From Education 2030 to the brilliant campus facilities and fantastic student society, everything has been great. If you're looking for a place to learn, grow, and have some fun along the way, DMU is definitely the place to be.

Thanks for reading! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some hacking to do.:biggrin:

Take care,

- Ilya:wink:


Hi ilya, I'm starting cyber security at dmu and I was wondering what sort of laptop I should look into for myself since I'm starting this course especially if using a mac is possible, or if i should stick with a windows device with this course and do you bring in laptops into lectures for notes and work since it's a computing course.
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Original post by username6365984
Hi ilya, I'm starting cyber security at dmu and I was wondering what sort of laptop I should look into for myself since I'm starting this course especially if using a mac is possible, or if i should stick with a windows device with this course and do you bring in laptops into lectures for notes and work since it's a computing course.

Hi!
It's very nice to know that you are joining us on this lovely journey :smile:

If you already have a mac, I would advise you to stick with it as I have a few friends who use them. Anyway, most of the time you will work in the virtual machine using linux :biggrin:
If I had a choice, I would choose windows as it gives more flexibility.

And yes, a lot of people are bringing laptops for lectures, so I would advise you to have one with a good battery life :cool:

Let me know if you have further questions,

- Ilya :smile:
Also windows or mac for the course as i cannot find a definitive answer and Do you have any laptop recommendations and what config (RAM, CPU etc) is best for the course?
(edited 6 months ago)
Hi , im going in to the tech field but im unsure of whether to go in to cyber security or software engineering.
If u have any tips, experiences or thoughts u feel comfortable sharing, i would be very thankful.
Original post by Not_Interesting
Also windows or mac for the course as i cannot find a definitive answer and Do you have any laptop recommendations and what config (RAM, CPU etc) is best for the course?


As for now, I do not have any certain response for that. However, I can give you an idea of my laptop that I used for my first year and it never gave me any problems. It is ASUS Zenbook UX435, Windows 10, RAM 16Gb, 11th Gen Intel Core i7 @ 2.8Ghz.

So far that laptop is giving me only good impression.
Original post by siocrystal
Hi , im going in to the tech field but im unsure of whether to go in to cyber security or software engineering.
If u have any tips, experiences or thoughts u feel comfortable sharing, i would be very thankful.

Hi!

I have chosen Cyber Security because of it's infinite opportunities and jobs that you can do in the field. I have a passion towards better understanding of deep sides of technology and I am always curious about ways the technology can affect people's lives. I am curious in how to make technology safe and secure.

I would kindly advise you to have a look into this article: https://extension.harvard.edu/blog/cybersecurity-vs-software-engineering-which-is-right-for-you/

It will definitely help you to get an insight on both of the mentioned industries and hopefully it will help you to make a decision.
Please, feel free to ask more questions :smile:

- Ilya :smile:
thx sm :suith:
Original post by De Montfort University
As for now, I do not have any certain response for that. However, I can give you an idea of my laptop that I used for my first year and it never gave me any problems. It is ASUS Zenbook UX435, Windows 10, RAM 16Gb, 11th Gen Intel Core i7 @ 2.8Ghz.

So far that laptop is giving me only good impression.


Thank you so much for the reply!
Original post by Not_Interesting
Thank you so much for the reply!


You are welcome! Feel free to reach out to us if you need support :smile:
You can also chat to me on The Ambassador Platform here: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/chat-with-a-student/index.aspx?user_id=ilya-210176

Good luck and take care,
- Ilya :biggrin:
Original post by siocrystal
thx sm :suith:


Feel free to reach out for more questions here :smile:
Alternatively, you can chat to us on the ambassador platform: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/chat-with-a-student/index.aspx?user_id=ilya-210176

Thanks for your question and good luck with your studies !
- Ilya :rolleyes:

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