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ghostkim
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Wow...

A lot of very very interesting, useful, and helpful information.
So many aspects are to be considered...

People! How did You choose your unis/courses you applied to?
Was/is it what you expected/wanted?
Would like to change uni/course?

Just wanted to know if students who are going to take computing/compsci are likely to choose uni/course they will like.

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Denis

PS: I've realised that I don't know what exactly I want to study... I should've found this forum earlier... considerably earlier...
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People! How did You choose your unis/courses you applied to?

Looked at the Uni's that I know to have a good overall reputation, then systematically visited each and everyone of them. Based on this I narrowed it down to about 10 places that I though I would like to study at and then reviewed the courses and departments at each of the shortlisted Uni's.

Was/is it what you expected/wanted?

I think that the courses I have applied for will suit me fine. I can't see me being disappointed wherever I end up.

Would like to change uni/course?

The only Uni that I wanted to apply to but did not would be Imperial. Although Im still certain that I don't want to study in London and no matter how much I like Imperial, I dislike London more.
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How did You choose your unis/courses you applied to?

Firstly I had a look at the league tables to give me an idea of where the universities I was looking at were. I'd already decided on york (I think I'd read an article or something and really liked the sound of the course), so had five other options. Decided that I didn't want the hassle of living in London, and if possible manchester/nottingham. I also preferred campus style unis. About this time I also decided that I may as well try for cambridge - I didn't have anything to loose after all! The next three (warwick, southampton, edinburugh) I choose after reading as much about different unis on the web as possible. My final choice I didn't make until I was filling out the form using the EAS software.

Was/is it what you expected/wanted?

Well I've always been geared up to study comp sci, so I've always read around the subject a lot and knew roughly what I was getting myself in for. The open days and interviews confirmed it for me. After visiting York about three times now I'm fairly sure that I've made the right choice.

Would like to change uni/course?
Looking back at my decisions I think I wouldn't have discounted the London unis so quickly again. It wasn't the fact that I didn't like London, or imperial more the fact that I didn't want to have to worry about the high cost of living.
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I have an offer to Imperial (for joint honours maths and compsci).
I also got offers for UCL(Maths), Warwick (MMath) and Notts (MMath).

Apparently the Imperial's JMC course should be quite good?
Any comments on this?
(For example Dogtanian, being a 4th year student and all?)
At least they boast about having a standard offer of AAA
and admitting only 30 students per year for the course
(as opposed to somewhat 130 for Computing)?

Im still not sure whether to do a joint degree or simply a
maths degree and specialise later..
Any idea how reputable IC maths department is?
Compared to for example UCL and Warwick?
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(Original post by JnJ)
I have an offer to Imperial (for joint honours maths and compsci).
I also got offers for UCL(Maths), Warwick (MMath) and Notts (MMath).

Apparently the Imperial's JMC course should be quite good?
Any comments on this?
(For example Dogtanian, being a 4th year student and all?)
At least they boast about having a standard offer of AAA
and admitting only 30 students per year for the course
(as opposed to somewhat 130 for Computing)?

Im still not sure whether to do a joint degree or simply a
maths degree and specialise later..
Any idea how reputable IC maths department is?
Compared to for example UCL and Warwick?
i think cambridge is better for you if you are interested in Maths and Computing.

i dont do JMC at Imperial because I am interested in A.I. and want to do more topics in that area when I get into year 3 & 4. i like and am good at Maths, but i am not interested in a JMC course here.

i has a friend who is currently doing CS in Cam. but she is not good at programming(at all). i dont know if it has anything to do with the Cam's CS course(i also heard a story about a cs student who graduated from Cambridge with 1st class didnt know how to code).

as an overseas student, i pay £14500+£8000(living expense) each year for studying a cs course here. therefore, it is very important for me to choose a really good university. i have read many uk universities ranking tables and have visited quite a few universities. in fact, i dont believe any tables. but if you asked for such a ranking table(cs course) in foreigners' eyes, i would give you this:
1)Cambridge, Imperial, // Oxford(not my opinion)
2)Warwick, York, Bath, Edinburgh(known for A.I.), Oxford(my opinion)
3)...
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in my opinion, Cambridge trains good theoretical scientist(this can answer why some cam. cs students cannot code) and Imperial trains first rate engineers(those people who not only know theories very well but also can make things work)
i love A.I. but Cam. does not offer a specialised course in it like IC does. this is why i didnt choose Cam.

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