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    I'm 15 years old, I'm a girl and really want to peruse a career in computer science when I'm older. At the moment I can't say which field I want to work in because technology is always changing so rapidly. But if I had to say now I'd probably go into AI.

    There's not many girls into computing though. For example in my computer science class there's 10 people and only 3 of us are girls and the other two girls I don't really talk to, they're not really into it they just picked computer science as a subject because the alternative was geography.

    But are there any girls on TSR into computer science?
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    Yeah and..?
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    There were a few in this thread a few weeks back:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5191194

    Also, even though TSR isn't exactly representative of the wider student community, this poll indicates things aren't quite as bad as you might think:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1519495
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    (Original post by Cod3tte)
    I'm 15 years old, I'm a girl and really want to peruse a career in computer science when I'm older. At the moment I can't say which field I want to work in because technology is always changing so rapidly. But if I had to say now I'd probably go into AI.

    There's not many girls into computing though. For example in my computer science class there's 10 people and only 3 of us are girls and the other two girls I don't really talk to, they're not really into it they just picked computer science as a subject because the alternative was geography.

    But are there any girls on TSR into computer science?
    How's your math? AI is as much about maths than CS. You need both but I would also make sure your maths is on point if you want to get in to AI.
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    Why AI specifically? As you say CS and tech in general is broad so what made you choose AI?

    I'm assuming you intend to go to University, are there any that you are considering? Would you want to do a traditional undergrad degree in CS and find a specialised postgrad course that lets you do AI? Would you learn about it yourself? Do you want it to be a big part of your undergrad degree?
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    So what?
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    I'm also a girl and interested in computer science. I'm considering software engineering as a career path.

    Have you considered doing an apprenticeship rather than going to uni?
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Why AI specifically? As you say CS and tech in general is broad so what made you choose AI?

    I'm assuming you intend to go to University, are there any that you are considering? Would you want to do a traditional undergrad degree in CS and find a specialised postgrad course that lets you do AI? Would you learn about it yourself? Do you want it to be a big part of your undergrad degree?
    May as well add what retirement home do you want to live in when you're 90?

    lol allow they're only 15 they probably know what they want more than a lot of year 12s.
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    You can get on most CS courses without CS but you need an A-Level in Maths. How good is your math?
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    May as well add what retirement home do you want to live in when you're 90?

    lol allow they're only 15 they probably know what they want more than a lot of year 12s.
    Hardly. OP mentioned that they wanted to go into AI specifically so I assume they have a reason for that. And it's not uncommon for students doing their GCSE to be considering university, even if it's on a general level. I was simply asking if it's something they'd considered, or whether this is just another person saying they want to do something specific before they've really looked into it.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Hardly. OP mentioned that they wanted to go into AI specifically so I assume they have a reason for that. And it's not uncommon for students doing their GCSE to be considering university, even if it's on a general level. I was simply asking if it's something they'd considered, or whether this is just another person saying they want to do something specific before they've really looked into it.
    Alright fine you're right I just felt like you were a bit pushy dw.
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    Do you like Jazz? why are these forums made? No one is going to ask any important questions. You'll probably change your mind about 50 times before finishing your A-Levels anyway. :/
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    Alright fine you're right I just felt like you were a bit pushy dw.
    Oh really? My bad. It was an AMA so I just asked questions
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    (Original post by _InnocentOne_)
    Yeah and..?
    And I wanted to see if any other girls on TSR shared the same interest as me.
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    (Original post by winterscoming)
    There were a few in this thread a few weeks back:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5191194

    Also, even though TSR isn't exactly representative of the wider student community, this poll indicates things aren't quite as bad as you might think:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1519495
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    (Original post by jestersnow)
    How's your math? AI is as much about maths than CS. You need both but I would also make sure your maths is on point if you want to get in to AI.
    Well I'm in year 10 and on my last test a I got a grade 5 (old grade C), it was a foundation test and 5 was the highest you could get.

    Now they've moved me to a class doing the Higher Tier work meaning I'll be sitting the Higher Maths paper and I'm working at grade 7 (old grade A) standard, atm.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Why AI specifically? As you say CS and tech in general is broad so what made you choose AI?

    I'm assuming you intend to go to University, are there any that you are considering? Would you want to do a traditional undergrad degree in CS and find a specialised postgrad course that lets you do AI? Would you learn about it yourself? Do you want it to be a big part of your undergrad degree?
    Tbh, I don't know what field of AI I want to go into because it's always changing, possibly AI and blockchain.

    Yes, I do intend to go to university, I'm considering either Leeds, or Durham I've been to Leeds Uni on a school trip, but I not entirely sure I want to keep my options open.

    The degree I'd probably take is Computer Science and AI but atm I'm still considering my options. I'm learning about AI myself right now, and written a few games in Python which use AI.
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    (Original post by Cold Stone)
    So what?
    So, I also wanted to see if there's any other girl on TSR who shares the same interest.
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    (Original post by Cod3tte)
    Well I'm in year 10 and on my last test a I got a grade 5 (old grade C), it was a foundation test and 5 was the highest you could get.

    Now they've moved me to a class doing the Higher Tier work meaning I'll be sitting the Higher Maths paper and I'm working at grade 7 (old grade A) standard, atm.
    Okay well done and hopefully you get on well in Higher Tier. At A-Level you should be looking for a minimum of a B in maths if you want to study AI.
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    (Original post by GeorgeBear)
    Do you like Jazz? why are these forums made? No one is going to ask any important questions. You'll probably change your mind about 50 times before finishing your A-Levels anyway. :/
    Jazz isn't my thing lol. I made this to see if any other girls share the same interest as me. And I doubt I'll change my mind I've been wanting to have a career in Computer Science since I was 10.
 
 
 
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