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Computer science offers: sussex vs kent vs surrey

Hi there, I'm a computer science student studying Physics, maths, computer science and have an EPQ in AI. I hold offers for regular entry computer science from sussex and kent, but also have a foundation offer from surrey (which i'm hoping to change to regular entry). If not, which should i pursue? And is it worth considering foundation year over regular entry for a course like at surrey?
I was considering applying for a Kaplan course at birmingham or nottingham instead as a backup but wasn't sure if a foundation route makes sense when i hold offers from kent and surrey.
Thank you for ur advice!
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by abdullahobeidat
Hi there, I'm a computer science student studying Physics, maths, computer science and have an EPQ in AI. I hold offers from sussex and kent, but also have a foundation offer from surrey (which i'm hoping to change to regular entry). If not, which should i pursue? And is it worth considering foundation year over regular entry for a course like at surrey?
I was considering applying for a Kaplan course at birmingham or nottingham instead as a backup but wasn't sure if a foundation route makes sense when i hold offers from kent and surrey.
Thank you for ur advice!

Hi there

Congratulations on receiving your offers! 🙂 I am a current final year law student studying at Kent, although I do not study Computer Science, hopefully I can give some insights. 🙂

Usually foundational years are there to help you gain a basic knowledge of the topic, and equip you with skills that are relevant for achieving high grades when you move into first year. Often students who are not as confident with their A level academics may choose to take a foundational year to prepare. It seems like the subjects you are currently taking will be quite related to your choice of University course, so you do not have to take the foundational year if you are confident with your current knowledge. For a foundational course, you may also like to consider how you will be financing this year?

At Kent, there is a lot of support available to students: whether that is academic, wellbeing, or career support. This support is available since first year (or foundational year) 🙂 We were given a student mentor and academic advisor in first year (I believe similar support are available to Computer science students too). Furthermore, students have access to the career's support team. The team provides tailored and specific support to students, including: CV reviews, application reviews, interview practices and feedback, and careers guidance. The team and teaching staff at Kent are friendly and approachable, I often feel comfortable discussing different ideas in lessons and asking any questions I have. This has made studying at Kent enjoyable.

Other factors that you may like to consider when deciding where to study are: the location of the University, the course structure (for example what modules you will study, the assignment patterns, teaching methods etc.), the campus or surrounding accommodation options. 🙂

If you have any specific questions about Kent, I will be happy to answer them.
Hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by abdullahobeidat
Hi there, I'm a computer science student studying Physics, maths, computer science and have an EPQ in AI. I hold offers from sussex and kent, but also have a foundation offer from surrey (which i'm hoping to change to regular entry). If not, which should i pursue? And is it worth considering foundation year over regular entry for a course like at surrey?
I was considering applying for a Kaplan course at birmingham or nottingham instead as a backup but wasn't sure if a foundation route makes sense when i hold offers from kent and surrey.
Thank you for ur advice!

Hi @abdullahobeidat,

It's very exciting to hear you have already received some great offers!

If you are still looking for more options, you might like to also consider LIBF 😊 Without knowing your grades its hard to say for sure, but it sounds like you might be eligible to apply to our BSc Computer Science course. We also review applications holistically, meaning your personal statement, background, work, and other experience are all taken into account alongside your A-Levels.

If this sounds interesting to you, you can explore our entry requirements here - https://bit.ly/49W9pA7

And our BSc Computer Science course here - https://bit.ly/47WCGZR

Something else I would also like to share with you is our computer science study guide. This has a lot of information about how to prepare for a degree in computer science, how you can expect your career path to look when you graduate and more! Regardless of where you decide to study, I think this will be a really interesting read for you - https://bit.ly/3TrrFLd

I hope that this is helpful!

Good luck 😊 - Becky

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