I want to study Computer Science because I enjoy a challenge and to
problem-solve. Computers make tough tasks simpler and quicker to perform, I
want to study how computers do this. Computer Science will allow me to study characteristics
of computers in depth such as programming, algorithms and operating systems. Moreover,
Computer Science is a evolving subject that has the power to affect our daily
lives now and in the future. It really intrigues me how software systems such
as Google and Facebook all boil down to the simple and fundamental aspects of
computer science and once a person learns these, the possibilities are endless.
What I most love about computer science is that you can study design,
development and analysis of software and hardware used to resolve problems in a
variety of situations, for example in business, science and social situations.
To be a successful student at university you must be able to organise,
be able to communicate and be capable of independent research. My college
courses require me to do a lot of research which has meant that I have had to
develop an independent and a self-reliant approach to studying. Through
studying ICT, I have been inspired to learn more about computer systems, how
operating systems work, it has improved my communications skills because I
worked in groups to complete projects. In addition, ICT has made me aware of
the aspects of computing that I previously was not aware about, for example system
management, security of computer system and software management. In Games
Development I work with Maya, which is software for 3D modelling, by using this
software I have created models and environments for games and animations. Maya
has made me curious about how the it operates and primarily depend on programming
to function. It has made me question where the boundaries of computing lie. In Games
Development and IT, I have done presentations and pitches to showcase my ideas
and projects. This has boosted my confidence in front of other people. In Media
Studies I have learned analytical skills by comparing media texts. Computer
science is far-reaching field which requires spirit, dedication and enthusiasm
to spend hours and hours to create solutions for problems, I believe I have
these requirements in abundance.
In college I pursued my interest in the subject by joining a Realising
Aspirations programme where I visited a university and was given an inspiring
opportunity to attend talks by computer professionals at the cutting edge of
their field. Also in Realising Aspirations, I attended one lecture, by a
professor from a local university, in the lecture I learnt about artificial
experience gave me a great insight into the subject, specifically about
artificial intelligence which helped me confirm that I wanted to do computer
science. At home to expand my understanding of the subject, I enrolled myself
into online programming courses to learn C++.
During my spare time, I watch online programming tutorials, I practice
to increase my knowledge and familiarise myself with the subject. I also follow
the latest technology news to see what new things are being invented and
innovations. I have done extensive research and I found that understanding and
experimentation is one the main elements of computer science. Moreover, I have
fixed many computers over the past few years. This has taught be lot about
troubleshooting. Using my understanding of computers, I have taught my older
family members how to use computers safely and responsible.
Outside my computing interests I like to spend time playing football
with my friends, I enjoy taking part and challenge myself. I also play cricket
for my local team which helps me with communication skills and self-discipline.
I want to make an impact on society with the skills I will learn in university.
I am looking forward at the prospect of studying computing at university.