Our Students

Meet our Fantastic Students

Ben Atkins

Ben Atkins has been working for NWIS since 2018 and is studying for a digital degree. Watch his video to hear about his story so far.

“The university staff have been a great help throughout this whole process. Regular drop in sessions with course co-ordinators, as well as Q&A sessions with the lecturers provide extensive help for our assignments. It’s given myself a lot of confidence in my own working ability, as well as confidence in the organisation, and its ability to adapt and still provide the service it’s required to during a pandemic”

Ben Atkins

Katie Rees

Katie Rees has been working for NWIS since 2017 and is studying for a digital degree. Watch her video to hear about her story so far.

It’s given me loads of confidence so far, within the team, I deal with the developers now, and I can understand what they discuss, and I can build a website. In 2 and a half years, I’ll have a BSc in Computer Science specialising in Data Analysis.

Katie Rees

Lloyd Willis

Lloyd Willis

The digital degree apprenticeship through the WIDI programme stood out above all others, as it covered a broad range of subjects and I’m given a day a week in university to attend my lectures. The WIDI course has given me a broader knowledge of a wider range of subjects, for example in the first year, we looked into; SQL coding for databases, software development (C programming language), and web design (html and css). Having had these skills has enabled me to better understand the needs of users we support.

Lloyd Willis

Ethan Needham

Ethan Needham Campaign

Ethan was the star of the NWIS recruitment campaign this autumn.

Started as an NWIS apprentice towards the end of 2019. He has been involved in the crucial work of enabling staff remote access to the NHS network safely and securely during the pandemic, and has gained extra confidence in himself as a result. My job role is a core infrastructure apprentice which enables me to spend time with the various teams within infrastructure learning new skills. I will then be able choose specific areas which really interest me and spend more time with them.

Ethan Needham

Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher is currently studying on a PhD by Research programme with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David under the WIDI partnership. As Lead for Supporting the Information Governance Assurance Framework for the NHS Wales Informatics Service, he is researching the Common Law Duty of Confidence and its application in Direct Care and for secondary uses. Andrew has widely lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students on data protection and data governance topics at UWTSD and is an active member of the NWIS academic group.

Andrew Fletcher LLM, LL.B (Hons), PGDip (LPC); MBCS, FEDIPPra