The University of Nottingham attracted me to do computer science because as well as having a wonderful campus in a great city, the university is one of the top ranked in the UK. Jubilee Campus, where Computer Science is based, is purpose built, brand new with all the facilities we could need. There are three computer labs with over 200 computers so there is always somewhere to work.
Compsoc is the society for those that study and/or are interested in computing, when I applied I was excited to join and since it has been an important part of my first year, providing socials for us to meet other people on our course and meet students in other years.
The reason I applied to study on the masters course is because computer science is such a wide, interesting subject. The diversity of the modules has allowed me to explore various areas of the subject and I look forward to the opportunity to do my own research in one of these fields. Research enables students to focus on something they are explicitly interested in, it must also be very intellectually rewarding for the student. The skills gained whilst doing research are also invaluable when it comes to graduate employment; I think that the independence of doing research will stand out to employers more than a student who had completed a bachelors course. It demonstrates the ability to take ownership of your own work and gain more experience within a field I would be interested in getting a job in.
Altogether, I am so pleased I came to Nottingham to study computer science, I've had a great first year and I look forward to continuing with my course.