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I want to study computer science undergraduate, which is better?
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Hi there,

It's great that you are considering such good places for your studies!

Choosing the right university is indeed a significant decision, and I completely understand the challenges involved. I faced a similar situation when deciding on my PhD program. While I'm not in the comp sci (I'm in biology), I can share some general factors that helped me make my decision.

Department reputation: Consider the reputation of the department and the amount of research conducted. A strong academic standing not only improves the quality of education but also sends a positive signal to future employers. Most of the UEA lecturers are fellows of the Higher Education Academy, which means that they have an extra pedagogical qualification on the top of their PhD, making the teaching exceptionally good.

Career support services: Look into the career support services offered by each university. UEA, for example, is known for its excellent CareerCentral support, providing various resources and incentives to build your CV and cover letter. For example they have an award based scheme that helps you build your CV and prepares you for interviews. Their connections with alumni can also open doors to valuable opportunities.

Location and atmosphere: The city itself plays a crucial role in your overall experience. Norwich, where UEA is located, is renowned for its beauty and vibrant atmosphere, it's the city of literature. It offers a pleasant environment for studying, with numerous charming coffee shops and easy access to the seaside.

While the decision you're about to make may seem daunting, always remember that you have the power to create the opportunities at whatever university you choose to study. Having studied at three different universities Middlesex University London, UCL, and currently UEA I've found that each institution provided unique opportunities that contributed to my personal and professional development.

I wish you all the best in making your decision. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to discuss any of this further.

Best,
Daniel
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Original post by UEA Rep Daniel
Hi there,
It's great that you are considering such good places for your studies!
Choosing the right university is indeed a significant decision, and I completely understand the challenges involved. I faced a similar situation when deciding on my PhD program. While I'm not in the comp sci (I'm in biology), I can share some general factors that helped me make my decision.
Department reputation: Consider the reputation of the department and the amount of research conducted. A strong academic standing not only improves the quality of education but also sends a positive signal to future employers. Most of the UEA lecturers are fellows of the Higher Education Academy, which means that they have an extra pedagogical qualification on the top of their PhD, making the teaching exceptionally good.
Career support services: Look into the career support services offered by each university. UEA, for example, is known for its excellent CareerCentral support, providing various resources and incentives to build your CV and cover letter. For example they have an award based scheme that helps you build your CV and prepares you for interviews. Their connections with alumni can also open doors to valuable opportunities.
Location and atmosphere: The city itself plays a crucial role in your overall experience. Norwich, where UEA is located, is renowned for its beauty and vibrant atmosphere, it's the city of literature. It offers a pleasant environment for studying, with numerous charming coffee shops and easy access to the seaside.
While the decision you're about to make may seem daunting, always remember that you have the power to create the opportunities at whatever university you choose to study. Having studied at three different universities Middlesex University London, UCL, and currently UEA I've found that each institution provided unique opportunities that contributed to my personal and professional development.
I wish you all the best in making your decision. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to discuss any of this further.
Best,
Daniel

Thank you very much for your reply. In fact, I am studying the HND course of the SQA program. Maybe you don’t know much about it. I will be entering my junior year at a certain university, so I am very confused when choosing a school because I also need to apply for graduate school. , I don’t know which school would be helpful for my background.
Original post by jicongchuan
I want to study computer science undergraduate, which is better?
Hiya @jicongchuan!
Is great that you are considering Essex for your computer science studies.

Essex is rated Top 9th in the UK for research impact in computer science and Top 25 in the UK for computer science in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Computer Science at Essex will give you the opportunity to wither study abroad or take a placement year on a institution of your choice.

We have six laboratories that are exclusively for computer science and electronic engineering students.
All computers are dual boot Windows 10 and Linux. Apple Mac Computers are dual boot MacOS and Windows 10, Software includes Java, Prolog, C++, Perl, Mysql, Matlab, DB2, Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, and Project.
Students will have access to CAD tools and simulators for chip design(Xilinx) and computer networks (OMNet++).
Facilities: Facilities in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering | University of Essex

Computer Science: BSc Computer Science - Computer Science Degree | University of Essex

We are hosting an open day on 15th June, this will gives you an opportunity to speak to academics, visit the facilities and the campus.
Open Day: Open Days | University of Essex

If you have any questions let me know.
Cat-Essex Official Rep
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