University of Manchester Discover Days are informative, interactive events for aspiring undergraduate students who are interested in Computer Science, but may not know exactly which course to choose.
Full Event Details:
This Discover Day is designed for students who have a keen interest in studying computer science at degree level.
This day will allow participants to get a unique insight into studying computer science at The University of Manchester. You’ll have the opportunity to meet academic staff and current students, and to ask any questions about our degree courses.
The programme will include an introductory lecture, a talk and workshop on virtual reality, a tour of our School and a 'tech fair' where you'll be able to explore student project work. This would be a fantastic experience to add to personal statements if you’re thinking of applying to study computer science at university.
Computer science is an intellectually stimulating subject because it continues to change the world we live in. Computers and computing technology lies at the heart of organisations across all industrial sectors; and our graduates are equipped to support and develop these systems.
Computer technology is the fastest developing technology in the world. The requirement for graduates with the skills to work in this field is continuing to grow, while the actual supply of graduates with the skills is dropping worldwide. Computer science graduates have a high earning capacity and are, on average, the highest earners upon graduation.
Computer scientists are 'puzzle solvers'; taking the most complex situations and finding and developing solutions. Almost every major challenge in the world turns to the use of computer science to solve problems: medical research, education, supporting aid work in disaster areas, helping to create a sustainable environment, the logistics of moving products around the world, the world of business and securing and managing the vast levels of data through visualisation, security and transmission, and the world of media.
Being a successful computer scientist is not just about solving technical problems, but also about collaboration, leadership, and teamwork. This is why our degree courses encourage you to gain these interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills in addition to learning the theory and practice of computer science.
As Computer Science is a mathematical programming degree course, and the majority of courses in this field require an A-level in Maths, this day is best suited to students studying this qualification.
Welcome and introduction
Introductory lecture: What is computer science?
Talk: Virtual reality
Workshop: VR Oculus goggles
Tour of School
Tech fair: student activities
Careers talk and computer science degree courses overview
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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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