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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    Well, Lincoln is pretty awesome, mostly because of the fact that its tiny everything you need is in the center, i've never had to catch a bus anywhere.. The only annoying thing is the train tracks, i always seem to get caught on the way to lectures, even got me this morning on my way to an exam .. But yeah im loving the course and lincoln, just dreading year two when we have to learn C++
    Cool. Suits me because I like to have everything in close vicinity. I was told by my tutor if you understand one Programming Language such as Python it is easier to understand others. Do you think that is the case?

    Plus I have heard that Lincoln CS degree is more focused on Robotics and AI is that true. Sorry with all the questions its just that I haven't been to an applicant visit and I could end up there in September.
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    Hmm im not sure, but one of the main reasons i chose lincoln was for robotics and ai.i think in either the second or third year you can choose between robotics or social computing.

    yeah i think knowing a language makes it easier to understand others, for example, i had to help out in the applicant day, i had no idea they were going to be working on python till i got there, i had no knowledge of python, but i could understand the code just by looking at it thanks to my C# and Vb knowledge
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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    Hmm im not sure, but one of the main reasons i chose lincoln was for robotics and ai.i think in either the second or third year you can choose between robotics or social computing.

    yeah i think knowing a language makes it easier to understand others, for example, i had to help out in the applicant day, i had no idea they were going to be working on python till i got there, i had no knowledge of python, but i could understand the code just by looking at it thanks to my C# and Vb knowledge

    With Robotics and AI you deal/work more complex code and Maths but it is fantastic do go down that route because your constantly creating things, its very innovative. Eventually I want to get into Networking/Security because of the salary and job prospects.

    What are the concepts of social computing because I thought you would associate social computing with ICT or something and not with CS.
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    90% sure i will be coming to Lincoln to study CS this September, we should get to know each other - i'm sure it is easier coming to a new town where you (kind of) know other people over the internet rather than knowing nobody
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    Just reading all of this, sounds quite good tbh .

    The maths part i suppose would be standard for most if not all CS courses at Uni but still should be fine .

    I'm still not sure between Lincoln and Plymouth (also Hull). The course content for Lincoln didn't seem to specialise or stand out much in any area tbh, well i suppose robotics and AI but i dont know because i'm not there yet .
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    (Original post by jayward_2013)
    Just reading all of this, sounds quite good tbh .

    The maths part i suppose would be standard for most if not all CS courses at Uni but still should be fine .

    I'm still not sure between Lincoln and Plymouth (also Hull). The course content for Lincoln didn't seem to specialise or stand out much in any area tbh, well i suppose robotics and AI but i dont know because i'm not there yet .
    The modules at Lincoln sound good with a lot of emphasis on Robotics and AI anyway could see you at Lincoln come September. Good Luck
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    (Original post by Pandoid)
    90% sure i will be coming to Lincoln to study CS this September, we should get to know each other - i'm sure it is easier coming to a new town where you (kind of) know other people over the internet rather than knowing nobody
    So true, knowing someone is better especially if your doing the same course.
    Could see you in Lincoln come September. Good Luck
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    (Original post by Pandoid)
    90% sure i will be coming to Lincoln to study CS this September, we should get to know each other - i'm sure it is easier coming to a new town where you (kind of) know other people over the internet rather than knowing nobody
    True. I'm going to be there in September for Computer Science with 2 friends coming with me for the same course. Why not just follow each other on Twitter? Mine is @rv1raj


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    (Original post by rvirajm)
    True. I'm going to be there in September for Computer Science with 2 friends coming with me for the same course. Why not just follow each other on Twitter? Mine is @rv1raj


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    I know rvirajm from before . My Twitter acc is Abraar_droid , will be great to know people before the course starts!

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    Yeah, that's actually a great idea.I will be there in september for the same course too. Also I know rvirajm from before, so i would love to know the other people joining at the same time. My twitter id is subhodeep911, so looking forward to some fun interactions.


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    Thanks man ! That's really promising news for me then.
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    You guys are very lucky , last year, i only found one other CS person on here
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    Does anyone know of any other sites like this where other potential next year students are? The whole >University of Lincoln topic of this forum isn't very active after all

    I would have thought that out of all the potential students to find on this site there would be more CS or IT oriented students - but no.
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    Make sure you join the University of Lincoln's Facebook Page exclusively for Applicants! You can keep up to date with what's happening and also make friends before you arrive!

    www.facebook.com/uolapplicants


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    Just tried to phone Lincoln uni re. course content but was too late .

    Could anyone give me an insight of the course, in terms of can you do a year in industry on the comp sci course, or do you have to apply for comp sci with a year in industry specifically? Also would it be possible to go onto more advanced stuff if you have covered some of the aspects, in terms of at the beginning of the 1st year? Career prospects... anyone know about what types of jobs past graduates have got and the location? Finally ... ( ) regarding the computer systems, info systems, prob solving , group project and socialapp development, if anyone could tell me more about any of these modules, that would be great, as i still dont have that much of a clear idea about them, as comapred to other course content, in general apart from robotics and AI, there doesnt seem to be much in the way of specialism, e.g. graphics, looking at algorithms, etc.... however i could be wrong about the more course being more general than the rest.

    Thanks v much for reading and yea ...
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    Well regarding your questions i can answer only one, as i haven't actually started there myself yet

    can you do a year in industry on the comp sci course, or do you have to apply for comp sci with a year in industry specifically
    On their website they state that
    "if you join via the standard route we may not allow a transfer to the sandwich variant, as places are limited."


    So i guess they act on a first come first serve basis for students trying to move from the standard to the placement year course. I know the placement takes place between year 2 and 3.
    Seeing as i think i applied for the standard course with no placement (because i'm an idiot) i guess i should try and contact them asap about switching because i know how much companies value experience in the industry;

    edit: just emailed them, will update
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    (Original post by jayward_2013)
    Just tried to phone Lincoln uni re. course content but was too late .

    Could anyone give me an insight of the course, in terms of can you do a year in industry on the comp sci course, or do you have to apply for comp sci with a year in industry specifically? Also would it be possible to go onto more advanced stuff if you have covered some of the aspects, in terms of at the beginning of the 1st year? Career prospects... anyone know about what types of jobs past graduates have got and the location? Finally ... ( ) regarding the computer systems, info systems, prob solving , group project and social app development, if anyone could tell me more about any of these modules, that would be great, as i still dont have that much of a clear idea about them, as compared to other course content, in general apart from robotics and AI, there doest seem to be much in the way of specialism, e.g. graphics, looking at algorithms, etc.... however i could be wrong about the more course being more general than the rest.

    Thanks v much for reading and yea ...
    with the year in industry.. i was told you cam change your mind pretty much when ever you want, you can apply for the 3 year then maybe in the second year change your mind to doing the year out.. i even know a guy who switched from games design to Cs by just filling out a little form and it was all sorted pretty quickly

    info systems
    is more of a business approach .. you learn about information systems and how businesses work.. pretty much how to be a system analyst for a company..

    computer systems.
    learning pretty much how the hardware in a computer works, mostly the cpu and you get to use a very fun program called Marie (being sarcastic haha) in assembly language

    problems solving
    its very different , the lecturer is the most amazing guy ever haha, it basically teaches you how to , well.. solve problems .. the group assignment is a bunch of puzzles you have to solve, not related to computing at all so google doesn't help here.. and you basicaly do a presentation of how you solved these problems

    social app
    i haven't done yet but i heard you learn how to make applications for the windows phone OS and Facebook apps even twitter to i think
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    Thanks for the quick reply Pandoid and Chris.

    Yea maybe i should have seen that but it wasnt that clear i think.... thats regarding the year in industry.

    The content sounds a bit better now, although the info systems doesn't seem that great, i mean i suppose it may be relevent and if it would help if you were in a job environment, as you mention if you were working as a systems analyst, then maybe it may actually be worth doing .

    The computer systems module seems alot like what i've already covered, in terms of stuff like the fetch-decode-execute cycle, registers within the CPU, etc and using a program to simulate assembly commands.... although this may actually differ and still be interesting .

    The problem solving sounds decent, seems different but at the same time it's kept relevant, although i found it a bit odd that problem solving was listed specfically as a module, whereas i would assume it would be just included or a skill required to do well in computer science anyway... but thats just me lol.

    The social app thing seems like a good chance to develop something of your own and release it on the marketplace, so you can publish something that competes with alot of other apps.... may be decent also.

    Thanks again for the quick replies and great answers . If there is any more info re. the course, links that the uni has with business, so any name dropping would be cool ... yea feel free to post and i will happily read it
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    Hey chris, do students get given any free laptops or netbooks of some sort? I ask as i have heard other unis doing so.
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    (Original post by Pandoid)
    Hey chris, do students get given any free laptops or netbooks of some sort? I ask as i have heard other unis doing so.
    Not laptops, but we got a free raspberry pi... also free copies of every single windows Os including windows 8 and a lot of other free software from Microsoft
 
 
 
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