Jennifer's story

Practical learning builds my skills

Jennifer Sau Yan Wan is a second year Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) student in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.

The combination of ethical hacking and cyber security was the main reason she chose the course. Since being at Coventry, her passion for data-related subjects has grown, as has recognition of her academic achievement. Jennifer was awarded an Academic Excellence scholarship, based on her college grades. She also won the Ada Lovelace scholarship, which supports females studying STEM subjects.

Here she tells us about her experience of the learning approach at Coventry.

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The university focuses a lot on activity led learning, which allows us as students to actually do an activity, then learn from doing that activity. There’s also a lot of theoretical things as well which I personally find really helps when doing the practical work. There’s a great balance.

I find that if I do need help, the tutors always provide me with the best advice they can – I like the way that they don’t just give you straight answers, because that way you would never learn. I find that they are really skilled at what they do, so they would try to do things that actually help you progress.

Jennifer Sau Yan Wan, Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity BSc (Hons)


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