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    Hi there all,

    I'm currently in Year 12 studying Maths, Physics, Economics and Further Maths AS. I wish to pursue a degree in Computer Science.

    I'm aware that I should be keeping an eye out for taster day courses but can't seem to find the relevant pages on university websites.

    I live in London so if anyone has been to a taster day previously in London for Computer Science and would like to vouch, please do!

    Furthermore to this, in the space between now and year 13, what should I be doing to help my UCAS statement stand out? Like I've heard volunteering. does anyone have any recommendations?

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    (Original post by CALI1198)
    I'm aware that I should be keeping an eye out for taster day courses but can't seem to find the relevant pages on university websites.

    I live in London so if anyone has been to a taster day previously in London for Computer Science and would like to vouch, please do!
    The University of London advertise the taster days for many London universities:

    http://www.london.ac.uk/tasters

    The computer science taster days at King's booked up fairly quickly last academic year, so make sure to check on the page when it goes live in early January.

    Furthermore to this, in the space between now and year 13, what should I be doing to help my UCAS statement stand out? Like I've heard volunteering.
    The two-sentence summary of a personal statement. "At university you'll be more responsible for yourself, and your own learning. Your grades will show your academic ability; your personal statement shows you are taking the initiative to do something for yourself, not just following your teachers' instruction." The obvious suggestion in your case is that to complement your A-levels, do something subject specific. Work through the python section of Codecademy; write a smartphone app by following various online tutorials; work through exercises on Project Euler; that sort of thing. Mention this in your personal statement. (Volunteering isn't any better than this, it's just another way of showing you have initiative.)
 
 
 
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