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Hi,

I am going into Year 13 and plan to do Computer Science at Aston University, I just wanted to ask if anybody knew the ratio of male: female students and how they found being on a course that is male dominated?

Also.... I'm not doing A- Level Maths or Computer Science but I have a genuine passion for the subject.... How hard would I find it?
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I can't answer for your particular course but I was one of a small number of females on a male dominated course and I had a great time socially
I now work in IT and gender is irrelevant these days - when I started I had to be 'one of the boys' but that isn't my experience any more
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I can't answer for your particular course but I was one of a small number of females on a male dominated course and I had a great time socially
I now work in IT and gender is irrelevant these days - when I started I had to be 'one of the boys' but that isn't my experience any more
ah okay thank you for your insight; did you find anything difficult?
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Don't worry about the gender thing, it's not that big a deal anymore. Every company I've worked at had a mix of men and women in the teams. In my current team, around half are women.

If IT / tech is something you enjoy then go for it and embrace it. Some people like to do software development but honestly that's not needed - the course will assume no prior knowledge. Computer science is a nice way of finding out where you wanna specialise e.g. embedded systems, AI and robotics, databases, software engineering, infrastructure and networks etc.

After I finished computer science, I decided I wanted to go the software and infrastructure route.
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Don't worry about the gender thing, it's not that big a deal anymore. Every company I've worked at had a mix of men and women in the teams. In my current team, around half are women.

If IT / tech is something you enjoy then go for it and embrace it. Some people like to do software development but honestly that's not needed - the course will assume no prior knowledge. Computer science is a nice way of finding out where you wanna specialise e.g. embedded systems, AI and robotics, databases, software engineering, infrastructure and networks etc.

After I finished computer science, I decided I wanted to go the software and infrastructure route.
Okay, thank you so much for your advice!
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ah okay thank you for your insight; did you find anything difficult?
No - I really didn't. I was doing engineering - 60+ on the course of which 4 were female.
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No - I really didn't. I was doing engineering - 60+ on the course of which 4 were female.
Thank you for the help!
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Hi,

I am going into Year 13 and plan to do Computer Science at Aston University, I just wanted to ask if anybody knew the ratio of male: female students and how they found being on a course that is male dominated?

Also.... I'm not doing A- Level Maths or Computer Science but I have a genuine passion for the subject.... How hard would I find it?
Not at that uni but on my software engineering course its about 1 in 10
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