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    hello guys, im applying for Computer Science soon but i'm not sure what to write about in my PS.. what are universities like Manchester, Bristol, Southampton looking for in CompSci students? the following include some of my hobbies/activities in the last few years:

    - I have been taking robotics classes at my school for 2 years now where I created and programmed robots,
    -I have presented many times physics/mathematics experiments and robots I made in various scientific events at which I represented my school,
    -I have attended workshops and seminars about many subjects such as physics, leadership, including 2 seminars about telecommunications in NOKIA
    -I have been watching cosmology and astrophysics documentaries since I was 5,
    -I am trilingual,
    - I have been practicing the martial arts for about 6 years (taekwondo, kickboxing, boxing)
    - I am teaching myself the piano and i'm a part of my school's choir
    - and I also have read books about economics, politics, history and philosophy.

    should I put all of these in my PS (and if yes, how? haha), or should I exclude something?
    also, feel free to recommend any good books about Artificial Intelligence that might look good in my PS (I will read them first, of course)
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    (Original post by simona07)
    hello guys, im applying for Computer Science soon but i'm not sure what to write about in my PS.. what are universities like Manchester, Bristol, Southampton looking for in CompSci students? the following include some of my hobbies/activities in the last few years:

    - I have been taking robotics classes at my school for 2 years now where I created and programmed robots,
    -I have presented many times physics/mathematics experiments and robots I made in various scientific events at which I represented my school,
    -I have attended workshops and seminars about many subjects such as physics, leadership, including 2 seminars about telecommunications in NOKIA
    -I have been watching cosmology and astrophysics documentaries since I was 5,
    -I am trilingual,
    - I have been practicing the martial arts for about 6 years (taekwondo, kickboxing, boxing)
    - I am teaching myself the piano and i'm a part of my school's choir
    - and I also have read books about economics, politics, history and philosophy.

    should I put all of these in my PS (and if yes, how? haha), or should I exclude something?
    also, feel free to recommend any good books about Artificial Intelligence that might look good in my PS (I will read them first, of course)
    Your hobbies (martial arts and piano) should only be touched on very briefly (maximum of a sentence or two).
    Your reading around other subjects isn't something worth including unless you've used it to inform/guide a solution to a project/challenge
    Your approach to problem solving, your USE of programming and your ability to learn languages (both programming and speaking) is most relevant.

    Have a read of https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u..._look_for.html and https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u...statement.html and https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u..._to_avoid.html
    Although that advice is from Oxford it's applicable to any theory heavy compsci degree.
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    Your hobbies (martial arts and piano) should only be touched on very briefly (maximum of a sentence or two).
    Your reading around other subjects isn't something worth including unless you've used it to inform/guide a solution to a project/challenge
    Your approach to problem solving, your USE of programming and your ability to learn languages (both programming and speaking) is most relevant.

    Have a read of https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u..._look_for.html and https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u...statement.html and https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u..._to_avoid.html
    Although that advice is from Oxford it's applicable to any theory heavy compsci degree.
    Thanks! That was really helpful!
 
 
 
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