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    I got an offer today for Computer Science with Management !
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    I've applied for Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. Not heard anything yet, and I think that I probably won't hear anything for a while yet . I'm a Scotland applicant, so it'll be one of the last.
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    (Original post by macmilin)
    I got an offer today for Computer Science with Management !
    me too
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    EE & CS first year here. Tag me in if you have any questions about the course and I'll try to answer. I probably won't be able to answer any admissions related questions, though.
    Hi!
    Could you just give a brief on the student life there. Plus, are you an international. If yes, how do you think is the international student welfare there?
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    (Original post by An_Indian_Girl)
    Hi!
    Could you just give a brief on the student life there. Plus, are you an international. If yes, how do you think is the international student welfare there?
    I'm not an international student. I normally reside in England.

    I haven't experienced much of the nightlife (yet) but I've been to a few pubs with friends and there are loads of them here.

    There are a ridiculous amount of societies so you'll always find one that suits you

    That's a very general answer, so if you have any more specific questions then feel free to tag me in again.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    I'm not an international student. I normally reside in England.

    I haven't experienced much of the nightlife (yet) but I've been to a few pubs with friends and there are loads of them here.

    There are a ridiculous amount of societies so you'll always find one that suits you

    That's a very general answer, so if you have any more specific questions then feel free to tag me in again.
    Thats nice.
    What about the professors? How are the academics there? Is it more self learning via experiences, or the traditional lectures?
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    (Original post by An_Indian_Girl)
    Thats nice.
    What about the professors? How are the academics there? Is it more self learning via experiences, or the traditional lectures?
    I can only comment for the School of Engineering and the School of Informatics here. The lecturers I have are very helpful. They're willing to take questions during the lecture and often stay for a few minutes at the end to answer any questions.

    They also use an online tool called Piazza so you can ask questions to the lecturers anonymously, and they're usually pretty quick when it comes to responding.

    I'm not going to lie, sometimes the lecturer (or the lecture content itself) can be very boring, so you will have to do a lot of self learning (that's the nature of university work) but there is plenty of support available through the tutorials/workshops or something called InfBase which is a drop in type of session where you can get help from those who are often in the third year of their degree.
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    Hello Blue_Cow. I have applied for the A.I and C.S.(GG47) first year entry and i was wondering if maybe i should change for second year.

    Had a look at the first year courses and I've already covered like most Maths topics in there(like really thoroughly), and despite not having worked with Java I have been studying algorithms and stuff in C for 4 years now and I know Python pretty well too, so learning the sintax of Java wouldn't take me more than a week(at max) I suppose.

    What do you think I should do provided your experience so far? Thank you.
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    (Original post by Alexanders)
    Hello Blue_Cow. I have applied for the A.I and C.S.(GG47) first year entry and i was wondering if maybe i should change for second year.

    Had a look at the first year courses and I've already covered like most Maths topics in there(like really thoroughly), and despite not having worked with Java I have been studying algorithms and stuff in C for 4 years now and I know Python pretty well too, so learning the sintax of Java wouldn't take me more than a week(at max) I suppose.

    What do you think I should do provided your experience so far? Thank you.
    If you meet the academic requirements for second-year entry, I see no reason as to why you shouldn't apply for it. Judging by what you've said, you also have the relevant computing/mathematical experience, too.
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    The disadvantage of 2nd year entry is that you have either no or a reduced timetable for outside courses. For the outside courses you can choose anything from art to languages to business to science to humanities and more. The outside courses add breadth to your studies http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/17-18/dpt/cx_subindex.htm
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    (Original post by mzngstdnt)
    I got an offer today. Since it's only AAA I assume it's for first year entry. Any idea what is needed for second year entry ?
    how long did it take for your offer to come through?
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    (Original post by ellieh5430)
    I've applied for Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. Not heard anything yet, and I think that I probably won't hear anything for a while yet . I'm a Scotland applicant, so it'll be one of the last.
    why would you hear last if you're a Scottish applicant?
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    (Original post by macmilin)
    I got an offer today for Computer Science with Management !
    when did you send in your ucas?
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    when did you send in your ucas?
    I think 13th oct
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    I got an offer in early November for Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science(Offer :34 points with 6 in Math HL)

    International Applicant here..Predicted 44
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    I've applied for maths and am hoping to study maths with computing science.

    Not heard anything back yet though
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    Hello, I am an American applicant for CS and AI. I applied October 26th, and got a conditional offer (4 on BC calc exam) on December 2nd.

    I have a few questions for current and former students:

    1) Is it possible to find and get tech related employment in the city; especially in the third and fourth year?
    2) How is the start-up culture in the university and Edinburgh in general? What products/services are students building?
    3) How has the diverse nationalities/cultures effected your study? Do you feel as though you have formed global connections during your study?

    Thanks so much for any information
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    (Original post by nedCapenter)
    Hello, I am an American applicant for CS and AI. I applied October 26th, and got a conditional offer (4 on BC calc exam) on December 2nd.

    I have a few questions for current and former students:

    1) Is it possible to find and get tech related employment in the city; especially in the third and fourth year?
    2) How is the start-up culture in the university and Edinburgh in general? What products/services are students building?
    3) How has the diverse nationalities/cultures effected your study? Do you feel as though you have formed global connections during your study?

    Thanks so much for any information
    1) Quite a few tech companies around Edinburgh. A few of them do advertise on the university's intranet.

    2) I haven't looked into 'start-ups' myself, but I've seen a few advertisements for a service called LAUNCH.ED which is supposedly a service that offers help to students/graduates with this sort of thing http://launch.ed.ac.uk/launch-ed-services/

    3) A lot of mainland Chinese students and also plenty of your fellow Americans here! I don't think I've necessarily formed a 'global connection', but it hasn't affected my studies negatively or positively. I'm sure if I made more of an effort to socialise, I'll form more bonds, but so far my friends are mainly Scottish/English/American/EU/EEA
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    (Original post by aintnobody)
    why would you hear last if you're a Scottish applicant?
    Scottish pupils will hear last because limited funding available for home students
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    (Original post by Alexanders)
    Hello Blue_Cow. I have applied for the A.I and C.S.(GG47) first year entry and i was wondering if maybe i should change for second year.

    Had a look at the first year courses and I've already covered like most Maths topics in there(like really thoroughly), and despite not having worked with Java I have been studying algorithms and stuff in C for 4 years now and I know Python pretty well too, so learning the sintax of Java wouldn't take me more than a week(at max) I suppose.

    What do you think I should do provided your experience so far? Thank you.
    I'm a CS student at Edin and I would recommend against 2nd year entry. The first year maths is not a cakewalk. The lecturers who teach the first year math classes are brilliant and you get to use cool things like Tophat. But the class is all proof based; its essentially the same stuff the pure math majors have to take. The 2nd year maths is an even bigger step up. I'm not trying to scare you or anything but prepare for a horrendously difficult class in the 2nd year called 'Discrete Maths and Mathematical Reasoning' caught by the two most socially inept and incompetent lecturers I have ever seen in my life. Essentially you would have to do the first year math classes and the difficult 2nd year math classes at the same time. Unless you love math with a burning passion such a decision can only be described as masochistic at best.
 
 
 
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