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Freshers Week, University of Bath
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Computer Science and Mathematics 2024

Hey all, I've got an offer for the 5yr CS and Maths degree at UoBath starting September 2024.

Looking to conect with people on the same or similar courses (or any courses really).

:smile:
Have you been to an applicant visit day?
Thats a good time to talk to other applicants.
Freshers Week, University of Bath
University of Bath
Bath
Reply 2
Original post by McGinger
Have you been to an applicant visit day?
Thats a good time to talk to other applicants.

I went to an offer holder day last year, before I deferred my place. While it would be good, I can’t really justify the cost of going again.
Reply 3
I did a degree in math with mathematical economics plus some computer science as electives. I got a job as a programmer - they were hiring just about anyone with some CS background. All I can suggest is it is a good degree, but be flexible. AI is the big thing at the moment, like CS was when I studied. So keep an eye on the job market for your elective subject choices.
what were your a level grades btw
Reply 5
Original post by thatoneadi
what were your a level grades btw

Got A*AA in Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*A*A* prediction) last year.

(Only needed A*AB as I had a reduced offer from doing the MAT and the typical offer was a grade lower last year.)
Reply 6
I got an offer for BSc Computer Science with placement year! I’ve firmed my offer but I might defer it as I am thinking of taking a gap year (not sure yet) but I am also looking to connect!
Reply 7
Original post by thatoneadi
what were your a level grades btw

I did the Queensland HS diploma rather than A Levels. We do grades 1-7 raather than E to A*. It is 6 subjects at about the AS level rather than like A levels with 3 subjects.

English - 3 (considered a fail)
Math B - 5 (a credit)
Math C - 5 (a credit)
Physics - 6 (a honour - I was an electronics nut in those days and the electrical part for me was a joke)
Chemistry - 5 (a credit)
Tech Drawing - 5 (a credit)

Math B and C combined is about the same as A Level math.

At university my results were simple - all honours - there was no 7 at the university in those days which corresponds to a high honour. I was even allowed, with the lecturers permission, to skip prerequisites. Knowing my job would be in computing I skipped Stats 3A and went straight to Stats 3B. 3A was only proof of things like the central limit theorem, and the T distribution which I could, and eventually did study myself. I even skipped Macro and Micro economics and went straight to Mathematical Economics. We all had to do basic Analysis, but I took Advanced Analysis B, they allowed me to self study Advanced Analysis A - it was just about the theory of Lebesque Integration and Hilbert spaces. Analysis B were its applications which the teacher decided was optimisation techniques, although I would have preferred von Neumann - Quantum Mechanics which I read later and led me down the path of mathematical physics which, while I have a number of interests, is my now main interest.

Here in Aus, you have UCAS points, we have an ATAR. Another difference is once you do one year university your ATAR is recalculated and your HS ATAR scrapped. Mine became 99.95 - the highest possible. However since then they introduced the 7 grade - a high honour so what I have today may vary a bit but I have been assured it is enough to get into any degree I want, masters or PhD even.

The difference was I was more mature and worked hard - no - very very hard.

Whoops - just realised you may not have meant me - sorry if I made a mistake.
(edited 3 weeks ago)

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