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Computer Forensics BSc (Hons)

  • Name: Scott Cowie
  • Age: 25
  • Studying: Computer Forensics BSc (Hons)
  • Hometown: Birtley, UK
  • Ambitions: I want to go far in the Computer Forensics Industry and help create a world with a safe computer environment for everyone.

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September 6th, 2015

The Finale

Yes I’m afraid that this is it, thanks for reading /watching, I won’t be around University this year as I am on my placement year but will be returning in 2016 for my third year so don’t be strangers. But remember my face lol.


Anyway I assume this part of the University site will still be up and if its still connected I will still answer any questions but do not ask me anything to do with things I will have no knowledge of. If you want to know about the course or what student life is like then yes by all means ask away but I do not know when applications to a certain campus need to be done by or any administration stuff >.>


Anyway have a good year at Sunderland University ^.^ and remember its living changing ;p

August 23rd, 2015

Java VS C# a Learners Perspective

Hey everyone so I have been coding the SITS system from the 2nd year software development case study into Java so I thought I’d do a little video to show some of the similarities and talk you through it a little bit.

In other news the lives online campaign may be ending with this generation so I’d like to say that I thought it was a great idea/project to work on and it has been great fun improving my videoing skills and editing skills at the same time and it has made me quite confident. I will miss it but I may try to keep blogging but at the moment I have really focused on getting started on a project with Accenture but I’ll try to let you know before the contract ends.

Thanks for reading/watching.



August 16th, 2015

My First Week on Placement!

Hey guys a little video here just stating my thoughts on my placement so far.

The mains things I’ve noticed is that its really easy to talk to people as we are all in the same boat but also have similar interests. We do 2-3 weeks of JAVA training on Eclipse presumably once we’re all up to date with how to use it like a semi-pro we will be unleashed onto projects. I’m hoping for a security based one but they do work for other companies and so I still don’t know where I’ll be based, I believe I’ll still be in the Cobalt business park.

August 11th, 2015

First Day on Placement at Accenture

Hey everyone, so as some of you may know I have a placement at Accenture – a global company – and today the 10th of August was my first day here whats I got to say about it.

I’ve decided to install Eclipse on my PC at home and use the Accenture laptop only for work, we can put on whatever we want but we are held responsible if anything happens to it or it needs to be reset. Which is reasonable considering we are grown individuals who will be expected to do the same in the outside working world.

Found that I had a book for learning JAVA so that’s my homework lol. Thanks for watching!

August 7th, 2015

Lets look at Windows 10!

Hey everyone here’s a video on Windows 10 I created today with commentary by me. Yes its a little bit long but its worth a watch if your new to Windows 10 or wondering whether it is worth upgrading.

Thanks for watching! And if your part of the university already you can download the education edition of Windows 10 for free from there see my other post here for details on how to access it:

Click here!

August 2nd, 2015

Part Time Jobs

Hey everyone just thought I’d share my thoughts on Part Time Jobs.

Obviously this can apply to any extra curricular activities and jobs such as a summer internship which I am hopefully going to try and get between when I finish at Accenture next year and beginning again in September… any experience is great it all adds up. For those who don’t do any even if they get a 1:1 degree with honours they may still struggle to get a job as the academic world is not the same as the real working world.

Hopefully I will try and set up a blog somewhere to let people know how my placement is going and what I’m up to as to keep a better log of whats going as I need to make a record of everything. I also plan to create an in depth folder that I will fill in everyday to make sure I miss nothing. It counts for 10% of my final grade so I want to do it right. My 2nd Year average was more than 70% which means that I have 7% of my final percentage. Good start? I don’t know. Anyway keep reading and if I setup a blog I’ll give you details later.

Thanks for Reading/Watching.


July 24th, 2015

The #SageHackathon !!!

There was so much food and drinks but with being ill I couldn’t consume half as much as I could have haha. I would definitely go again it was a great experience and I’m gonna look out for more Hackathons. They were all really helpful and I thank everyone who took part and my great team,we put up an awesome fight! And we will win next time!

July 15th, 2015

Our Hackathon Ideas

Hey everyone here’s a little insight into what we have to do, sort of and what ideas we have for the Hackathon that the University of Sunderland has been invited to.



I must mention that I volunteered to be team leader so if we lose its the teasm fault not mine… anyway joking aside I’d also like to mention for those who read one of the Facebook posts I left about a week ago. My Grandad had been in for two major operations in one with a 20% survival rate. Regardless of the odds he is well after having a triple bypass and valve replacements so I am getting into cleaning up mode because hopefully when he can go home he’ll be coming to our house ^.^

Thanks for reading!

July 9th, 2015

Hackathon Ideas

Hey guys, here’s a little update on how things are going!

By the way if you have any good ideas I’d love to hear them for example using the companies warehouse locations you could combine it with google maps API to see the location and track stock levels. We have some good ideas but I have even asked my Uncle who is a financial adviser his advice that might help a company. Hopefully we win show them what the University of Sunderland can do!

July 4th, 2015

Movie Night: Minions!!! and Arabesque

Hello everyone, as part of my sister’s fiance’s birthday we decided to go eat local and watch a movie at the Empire Cinema in Sunderland.

Now I’ll admit the only times I’ve eaten out at University is usually on campus either at the cafe or Costa or something like that. This time we decided to try something new, across the Wearmouth Bridge and past the Nandos I have frequented a billion times is a golden door leading to a brilliantly themed Egyptian restaurant. Arabesque was great it was all different to me obviously apart from the Diet Pepsi lol. For starters we had the best ever chicken soup now as soup goes you wouldn’t think it would be that great but trust me it was strong and full of flavour and I’m a very fussy eater. I also recommend the mixed grill if you don’t know what you should order a great selection of mixed meats of different seasonings. And it was pretty cheap… go and support your local restaurants people!!!

Oh and students get a discount on Wednesday Evenings!


So after our lovely meal we had a little walk up the street to the Sunderland Empire, not to be mistaken with the theatre this is the cinema which has tickets for £3.25 on a Tuesday which is good but we went on a Wednesday a little bit disappointed as it wasn’t as good as the Odeon at the Metrocentre where we’d usually go but it was good for the price so no complaints. Anyways we went to see Minions… it was a great film and its a prequel to Despicable Me  which is also a great series… you can’t truly enjoy it unless there are loads of kids especially when one little boy decided to clap… that sold it for me ^.^ Worth seeing anyway so go and see it at the Empire because there was hundreds of seats to choose from.

Thanks for reading!