Rob Sims

Studied Interactive Media Development B.Sc. (Hons.) at B&FC • Graduated in 2018

Rob Sims

My Story

I began my career working on an IT Service Help Desk with the company that is now Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. I spent four years there then progressed to roles such as COBOL programmer on the DLA (Disability Living Allowance) programme, Environments Manager on the new Proxima project and finally, a specialist in Siebel CRM support, incident management and batch support working on the new WATCh (Working Age Transformation and Change) project.

While I was working on the Proxima project I undertook some basic web developer training and this was what started my love of all things web. After spending six years on the WATCh project, I decided to take voluntary redundancy and re-enter the world of academia and in September 2014 I signed up for B&FC’s Foundation Degree in Interactive Media Development.

My Most Recent Role...

Management Information System Development

How B&FC Helped Me

My degree-level achievements include a Letter of Commendation, being named Higher Education Student of the Year 2017 and, ultimately, receiving a first class award. I was also given the opportunity to present my dissertation at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2017 and at B&FC’s annual Higher Education symposium.  

Why B&FC?

Since graduating from the BSc (Hons) Interactive Media Development I’ve progressed to a PGCE teaching qualification and next year I’m hoping to do either a Masters in Computer Science or a PhD. I’m also the director of Frontier Consulting Solutions Ltd, which includes and provides websites and consulting services for small businesses, charities and educational institutions.


Dedication to student achievement and excellence is continuously demonstrated by my tutor with meaningful and heartfelt interactions that ensure every student has a fulfilling and worthwhile experience.