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Computer kid gets in to all five universities

Calderdale College student Liam Steed, who has been accepted by five universities to study computer games programming.

Calderdale College student Liam Steed, who has been accepted by five universities to study computer games programming.

A techno whizzkid has gone into over-drive after being accepted to all universities applied for to study Computer Games Programming.

Successful Liam Steed, 18, who studies IT at Calderdale College, has been accepted to all five universities - but Northumbria University in Newcastle is his first choice.

The former Calder High School pupil needs to get Distinction, Distinction, Merit to get on the course - but he hopes to top that and get DDD*.

Liam said his love for computer programming stems from playing computer games as a child with his Uncle and a work experience placement at a design company in Wakefield.

“People always think computer programmers are the fat, spotty kid - I’m neither. I spent most of my childhood playing outside,” said Liam.

As a computer games programmer, Liam will specialise in apps, games and anything that needs programming.

“It’s hard work but I’m hoping it will pay off.”

Liam said he hopes to work for himself, as the owner of an independent games company.

He is taking inspiration from his mother, Eleanor, who currently studies at the same college as Liam and will go on to study for a nursing degree in September.

Liam leaves college in June and will head to Newcastle to study on the four year computer programming course.

He said: “I got a really good feel for Newcastle when I visited a university open day.

“I’m a little nervous but looking forward to my course, meeting new friends and exploring a new city.”

 

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