Are there any downsides? haha.. it does look like st andrews is one of the best places to study CS in the uk.
(Original post by Oxy)
Im currently a second year and this my view of the course right now. The course itself is very good, the syllabus is very wide giving a solid foundation in computer science. This is shown by the fact that a lot of our graduates are snapped up by Google with a £40000 starting salary. The facilities are excellent, we have 2 large computer labs with 80 computers in each. The 1st/2nd lab has 75ish brand new 24' iMacs and the honours lab has 80 ish linux/windows boxes. There aren't many people on the degree programme so its quite a nice tight community. Lecturers and post-graduate students are always around to help if you have any questions.
A lot of other departments are jealous at how well equipped the computer science department is.
If you have any other specific questions, don't hesitate to ask.
One thing I was wondering was whether it would be worth finding out if I could start in 2nd year. I've done a fair amount of programming but don't have a computing A level. What would you suggest?
Also, how do you find accomodation in St A? I get the impression that it's a bit hit and miss whether you get a good place.. or is this not the case?
And is that true about google!?
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