Martyn Amos, Professor of Novel Computation at Manchester Metropolitan University, was in Priestley College to talk to ICT students about his career path and how to succeed in industry.
“I was impressed by the campus and the questions I was asked by the students,” said Professor Amos. “They showed a really thoughtful approach that will stand them in good stead in the future.”
Professor Amos studied Computer Science at Coventry University before gaining a Ph.D. in DNA Computing from the University of Warwick.
Since then, he has held the post of research fellow, lecturer, Reader, and now Professor.
Priestley’s Head of Computing and ICT Karen Geary said: “It was a great opportunity for the students to hear from someone with such a wealth of knowledge and experience.
“They thoroughly enjoyed his talk and we hope it has given our students the belief they too could become computer scientists if that is what they want to achieve.”