20th July 2001
CLICKS AND MORTAR BOARD FOR FORMER BRICKIE
A former bricklayer who had a complete career change three years ago to become a full-time university student is to graduate in Hull on 26th July.
David Sheppard (32), from Mablethorpe, was a bricklayer for 11 years before enrolling on the Games, Simulation and Virtual Reality degree at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
“The games industry really appealed to me – it’s fast-moving with great opportunities for success,” said David, who studied Computer Aided Design at Grimsby College before joining the university.
For his final project he designed a piece of software for deaf children based on the sign language alphabet with support from local hearing organisations. The inspiration came from his time spent communicating with a friend’s young deaf daughter.
Senior Lecturer Mark Doughty commented: “I’m really impressed with the standard of David’s work and I’m sure that he will have a successful career in the industry.
“This is the first year that students will graduate from Games Simulation and Virtual Reality, so I’m looking forward to hearing their news.”
David will graduate at the Hull City Hall on Thursday 26th July at 11:30am.
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University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
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