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Hi, I'm looking to enter some competitions for Computer Science for my UCAS statement. Anyone know of any? :smile:
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Original post by SupremeMemer
Hi, I'm looking to enter some competitions for Computer Science for my UCAS statement. Anyone know of any? :smile:


I tried to find some as well but I couldn't, I think our best bet is applying for work experience :frown:
They wont impress much - because everyone does them.

What Unis want to see is evidence of your engagement in the subject beyond the A level syllabus - and your discussion of relevant topics at that level. If you spend the summer doing some Moocs or extra reading to give yourself some interesting advanced topics to write about, it will mean a great deal more than any competition.

Extra reading suggestions from Warwick (good for all Unis) - https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/undergraduate/readinglist/
Podcasts from Uni of Oxford - https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/computer-science

Moocs and other online courses -
https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematics-for-computer-science
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-quantum-computing
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intelligent-systems
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/build-a-physical-computing-prototype
etc etc
Reply 3
Original post by McGinger
They wont impress much - because everyone does them.

What Unis want to see is evidence of your engagement in the subject beyond the A level syllabus - and your discussion of relevant topics at that level. If you spend the summer doing some Moocs or extra reading to give yourself some interesting advanced topics to write about, it will mean a great deal more than any competition.

Extra reading suggestions from Warwick (good for all Unis) - https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/undergraduate/readinglist/
Podcasts from Uni of Oxford - https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/computer-science

Moocs and other online courses -
https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematics-for-computer-science
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-quantum-computing
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intelligent-systems
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/build-a-physical-computing-prototype
etc etc


Thank you so much :smile::smile::smile:
Original post by McGinger
They wont impress much - because everyone does them.

What Unis want to see is evidence of your engagement in the subject beyond the A level syllabus - and your discussion of relevant topics at that level. If you spend the summer doing some Moocs or extra reading to give yourself some interesting advanced topics to write about, it will mean a great deal more than any competition.

Extra reading suggestions from Warwick (good for all Unis) - https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/undergraduate/readinglist/
Podcasts from Uni of Oxford - https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/computer-science

Moocs and other online courses -
https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematics-for-computer-science
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-quantum-computing
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intelligent-systems
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/build-a-physical-computing-prototype
etc etc

Thanks!!

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