24th May 2000

 

STUDENT HEADS TO LONDON FOR DREAM JOB

 

Soon-to-graduate Hull student Damien Walsh has scored a dream job with a London-based Internet computer company on the strength of his final-year projects at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The Interactive Design student submitted one of his projects - an interactive curriculum vitae - to computer firms via the Internet and was inundated with e-mails from interested companies.

 

His projects were exhibited at the university’s first-ever Interactive Design show, sponsored by Kingston Interactive TV, Kingston Communications and the Hull Daily Mail and staged in collaboration with Hull Time-Based Arts.

 

Action Computers in Wembley snapped Damien up, offering him a job as a web designer. He will leave Hull in June and will start his new job before graduating in July.

 

His fiancee Yvonne Airey will travel down with him but will have to return to Hull in October to complete her final year on the Interactive Design course at 42 High Street, which was where the couple met.

 

“I started out on the Graphic Design degree, but as my main interest has always been computers, I switched to Interactive Design when it was offered as a new degree at ULH in 1997,” said Damien, 28, of Browning Close, off Beverley Road.

 

Damien’s major final-year project was his website for the Odeon cinema in Hull. With their co-operation he took panoramic pictures of the cinema to help him create an interactive experience for visitors.

 

Damien was educated at the former Marist College on Cottingham Road before moving down to London to work for three years. He then decided to get qualified in computers, taking NVQs at college, a route which eventually led to him studying at ULH.

 

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