Will I be able to send/show unis an online portfolio of programming projects?

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I want to apply to study Computer Science when it's time to apply to uni. The reason I'm thinking about my application now is that I thought it might be beneficial to write some programs over the next couple of years, and create a sort of online portfolio to show my interest in the subject. However, I was just wondering whether I would actually be able to show this to unis or if it would be a waste of time? Has anyone applying for Computer Science done similar?
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(Original post by Seril)
I want to apply to study Computer Science when it's time to apply to uni. The reason I'm thinking about my application now is that I thought it might be beneficial to write some programs over the next couple of years, and create a sort of online portfolio to show my interest in the subject. However, I was just wondering whether I would actually be able to show this to unis or if it would be a waste of time? Has anyone applying for Computer Science done similar?
Its a very good idea as well as for jobs.

If they require an interview, then you can show them in person, bit of its just via ucas then you can make your work available via a website
and url so they can look if interested. If your work is good and displayed well , then I think youd be on for a winner.
If the uni is one you are really keen on then just contact the department for guidance and preference.
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As per 999tigger 's answer, it's never a bad thing to work on your own projects - you can potentially learn a huge amount in your own time by sitting down and working on some personal projects for getting practice with programming languages and related tools/frameworks.

You could consider creating an account on GitHub or Bitbucket and using this to host your source code (If you're unfamiliar with "Git", then this is a great opportunity to learn). Git is an extremely useful and popular tool for storing source code - a lot of businesses use it for managing their code, but it's also a useful tool to have at your disposal if you're going to be studying computing/compsci at college or university too so that you can store your coursework in a repository.

You might want a private repository for assessed coursework though, GitHub repositories are public by default, but you can get private repositories for free from bitbucket
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Its a very good idea as well as for jobs.

If they require an interview, then you can show them in person, bit of its just via ucas then you can make your work available via a website
and url so they can look if interested. If your work is good and displayed well , then I think youd be on for a winner.
If the uni is one you are really keen on then just contact the department for guidance and preference.
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As per 999tigger 's answer, it's never a bad thing to work on your own projects - you can potentially learn a huge amount in your own time by sitting down and working on some personal projects for getting practice with programming languages and related tools/frameworks.

You could consider creating an account on GitHub or Bitbucket and using this to host your source code (If you're unfamiliar with "Git", then this is a great opportunity to learn). Git is an extremely useful and popular tool for storing source code - a lot of businesses use it for managing their code, but it's also a useful tool to have at your disposal if you're going to be studying computing/compsci at college or university too so that you can store your coursework in a repository.

You might want a private repository for assessed coursework though, GitHub repositories are public by default, but you can get private repositories for free from bitbucket
Thank you! I'll have a look into getting a GitHub or Bitbucket, and hopefully I'll have a lot to show on there by the time I apply to uni
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