Deep Singh

Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

When Deep discovered our Digital Forensics course through Clearing, he knew it was what he wanted to do. After enjoying his time at BCU and excelling in his chosen course, Deep landed his dream job shortly after graduating as a Digital Forensics Officer for West Midlands Police, where he does vital work to catch criminals. 

“I always knew I would go to university. I originally applied for a different course at a different university, but after not getting the results I needed, I started to look elsewhere. Digital Forensics grabbed my attention through Clearing, and although it was my first-time hearing about it, I knew instantly it was what I wanted to do. So, I see it as a blessing in disguise.

I had a great experience studying at BCU, I feel I learned a lot. The course I studied is exactly what I do at work now, so it helped me massively to prepare for the world of work. It gave me the foundation and theory to enable me to understand my role better in the early days.

After graduating, I jumped straight into industry in a lower-level administrative role in a Digital Forensics Company. This allowed me to get my foot in the door, gain some great experience and get to where I am today.

Nowadays, I’m a Digital Forensics Officer at West Midlands Police, which I started in January 2024. Every day, I’m picking up a job, knowing the handset could be the key to solving a crime and using advanced techniques to gain initial access to a device and extract the data in order for the investigation to progress and for evidence to be identified. No two jobs are the same. I am constantly having to think outside the box and problem solve in order to gain the best extraction of a phone.

The most challenging thing in my job is dealing with sensitive content that may be upsetting to view. This can affect someone's mental health; however, I get past this knowing that what I do is for the greater good and is helping to get criminals off the streets and protecting the public.

My proudest achievement since graduating is securing my dream job working for the police. This is because the industry can be competitive when it comes to landing a job, and I know I'd worked so hard to get through education to start a career and move forward in life.

My advice to fellow BCU graduates going out into the world would be to carry on learning and expanding your skills as you want to stand out against all the other graduates. Try being different, as that's what will make you more appealable to employers.

In the future, I am hoping to progress within the police and expand my knowledge areas in Digital Forensics. This would include advance digital forensics methods and techniques.

My advice to those considering studying on the Digital Forensics course is to take everything in. The course covers many fundamental areas of IT in general, which is crucial learning, and it does all link in together and creates that solid foundation and skillset for when you are working a job in the real world. So just stay patient and focused, as it will all come together in the end.

To me, I AM BCU means I am shaped by BCU. BCU has been shaped me and my fellow students. We both survive off each other and thrive.”