Tips for studying computer science at university

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Hello I am going to start a degree in computer science this month. For those who study computer science at university, could you please share your revision methods for this subject. Did it change a lot from A-levels? Also, what I can do to achieve the highest grades possible?

I used Anki a lot during my A-levels, and it really helped me to remember information! I was wondering whether I could keep the same revision method into uni.
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Hello I am going to start a degree in computer science this month. For those who study computer science at university, could you please share your revision methods for this subject. Did it change a lot from A-levels? Also, what I can do to achieve the highest grades possible?

I used Anki a lot during my A-levels, and it really helped me to remember information! I was wondering whether I could keep the same revision method into uni.
Hey there!

I've been studying Computer Science for 3 years now, and will be going into my final year next month.

When it comes to revision methods, university is great for giving you relative freedom to study how you study best. If you have a method that works for you, absolutely keep using it! You'll also have plenty of time to find methods that work best for you (I've tried taking lecture notes in a Google doc and then moving them into a Notion site so that I can test myself on them later).

When it comes to the Maths and programming parts of the course, practice is your best friend - keep doing plenty of exercises and you'll smash your exams.

For programming in particular, keeping any side projects, coursework (keep private until you get your grades back) or other work on a GitHub account is great to look back on in the future. It's also a great way to demonstrate your skills and interests to future employers (which may be as soon as applying to a placement year - which I highly recommend).

Hope this helps - best of luck with your degree!
~ Mikael, UoP Student Rep
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