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    (Original post by gerCS)
    UCL or Imperial for MEng in Computer Science?

    I have similar offers from these two London universities but I have to get a Merit in AEA Mathematics for Imperial.
    As far as the quality of the degree goes, Imperial's CS department is far more prestigious and highly regarded than UCL's. They're both good universities though, pick the one that suits you more.
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    (Original post by gerCS)
    UCL or Imperial for MEng in Computer Science?

    I have similar offers from these two London universities but I have to get a Merit in AEA Mathematics for Imperial.
    Imperial is better on League tables and reputation-wise, but there probably isn't much difference in reality as they're both very good universities. I assume they both invited you to an interview so you had a chance to look around and get a feel for it, no reason not to choose you one you felt more comfortable in.

    If you prefer Imperial but are worried about the AEA then try out a past paper and see how you do, I hear they're much easier than STEP anyway.
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    Past offers for Computer Science at Imperial and Cambridge:

    What level STEP has been a condition for Computer Science offers from Imperial or Cambridge?

    Has anyone heard of anyone being asked to do STEP 2?
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    (Original post by meganfurley)
    Past offers for Computer Science at Imperial and Cambridge:

    What level STEP has been a condition for Computer Science offers from Imperial or Cambridge?

    Has anyone heard of anyone being asked to do STEP 2?

    For your last question, yes, step 2 and 3 are normally on offers, especially if youre doing the joint math and comp
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    (Original post by N92991)
    For your last question, yes, step 2 and 3 are normally on offers, especially if youre doing the joint math and comp
    Thanks. But I am referring to pure Computer Science!
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    Grade 2 in STEP 1 here for straight computing
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    (Original post by meganfurley)
    Past offers for Computer Science at Imperial and Cambridge:

    What level STEP has been a condition for Computer Science offers from Imperial or Cambridge?

    Has anyone heard of anyone being asked to do STEP 2?
    It seems for imperial this year in general comp sci students get STEP 1 and JMC get STEP 3 however some may have more STEP (such as both 1 and 2 or 2 and 3) and some may have no STEP so, at least this year, it's normal to expect STEP 1 unless you've already done something they like before application

    Though they do say they only make these offers if they think you can get them so I wouldn't worry about STEP if you are

    I haven't got a clue what Cambridge is like though but I'm sure someone who didn't get rejected would ;(
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    (Original post by meganfurley)
    Fantastic and congrats! Imperial or Cambridge?
    Imperial ftw
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    I have a AEA offer (Merit) for MEng Computing.
    I live in Germany and there are no centres which offer AEA Mathematics here. I would have to go to London to take it.

    Is it possible to take STEP I instead of AEA? I can take STEP in Germany.
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    (Original post by gerCS)
    I have a AEA offer (Merit) for MEng Computing.
    I live in Germany and there are no centres which offer AEA Mathematics here. I would have to go to London to take it.

    Is it possible to take STEP I instead of AEA? I can take STEP in Germany.
    I'm sure if you email them they will be fine with that, considering STEP is much harder
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    Has anyone recieved info on how to apply for Housing?
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    (Original post by suyash2099)
    Has anyone recieved info on how to apply for Housing?
    Nope. Should be coming soon though hopefully
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    So how much programming experience do you guys have?
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    2 months python experience with an average of around 30 minutes spent each day plus some basic html and css (yea i suck but just for now)
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    BTW, there's a Facebook chat we've made, if anyone is not there and wants to join pm me!
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    Current first year here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    Current first year here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
    How's your first year been?
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    Current first year here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
    Probably a stupid question, but there any advantages or disadvantages to using a mac/pc laptop in computer science?
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    (Original post by Jabberjay_)
    Probably a stupid question, but there any advantages or disadvantages to using a mac/pc laptop in computer science?
    Nah, not really. There are a lot of people here with Macs for sure, but equally many people have Windows (including myself). If you do have Windows, consider dual booting with some kind of Linux distribution, though, as it will make things a lot easier for you.

    The computers in the laboratory use Ubuntu (and some of them run a Windows virtual machine but it's seldom used).
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    (Original post by zshn)
    How's your first year been?
    Pretty good, thanks for asking! There's certainly a lot of work and you will be under some pressure, but it's totally worth it. Make sure you start out on the correct foot and you should really enjoy the first year. We hold some fantastic events and get in some great guest speakers. The lecturers are generally really passionate about their research and are more than willing to help you out. I've also found that every year is very friendly with each other - so don't be afraid to talk to 2nd, 3rd, 4th years when you get here.

    The course is also quite good - a good mix of different disciplines which keeps things interesting. Look forward to 2-4 weekly deadlines, though.

    You will be busy, but if you keep on top of it, there's still time to enjoy yourself as well.
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    Nah, not really. There are a lot of people here with Macs for sure, but equally many people have Windows (including myself). If you do have Windows, consider dual booting with some kind of Linux distribution, though, as it will make things a lot easier for you.

    The computers in the laboratory use Ubuntu (and some of them run a Windows virtual machine but it's seldom used).
    Also do you know how leniant imperial are with people who miss offers, say getting A*AA instead of A*A*A? Do you know anyone who got in but missed their offer?
 
 
 
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