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What our students say about us

We asked our students what they thought about studying for their undergraduate degree at York, and here's what they told us:

Undergraduate Priya Vasan

Priya Vasan, BEng Computer Science with a year in industry

"The quality of teaching at York is excellent. Professors and lecturers are at the top of their field, and you are taught by someone at the forefront of breaking-edge science. The professors and lecturers are always available to help students if a topic needs further clarification outside of lectures."

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Undergraduate student Ralph Eastwood

Ralph Eastwood, MEng Computer Systems and Software Engineering with a year in industry

York provided all the necessary knowledge to get started for my year in industry. In particular, York emphasises programming concepts rather than a particular programming language. This gives the building blocks to pick up any programming language with ease. The year was a great experience - it not only provides the much needed experience that is required by most jobs currently, but it also gives insight into engineering in industry."

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Undergraduate Alex Chow

Alex Chow, MEng Computer Science with Embedded Systems Engineering

"I had the chance to study abroad for a year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the top public schools in the US. I’ve been able to take some research led topics on parallel computing and computer architectures, which wouldn’t have been possible without covering the fundamentals during my first two years at York."

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Anastasija Anspoka, MEng Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence with a year in industry

"The quality of teaching is really high. All the lecturers are passionate about their subjects, and do their own research. Students are not just taught raw facts, but instead how to apply their knowledge."

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Tom Brearley, BEng Computer Science

"I picked up skills during my degree that definitely help me to get my job at Twitter, including general programming experience, sound technical knowledge and the ability to think through planning and projects."

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Undergraduate student Luiza Georgieva‌Luiza Georgieva, BEng Computer Science with a year in industry

"The facilities of the Department are excellent. All the labs are brand new, the lecture halls are very comfortable and the equipment is fantastic."

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Zoe Stewart, BSc Computer Science with a year in industry

"One of the most useful things I gained from Computer Science at York were those with a real-world application, like project management, group projects, coursework, and presentations. They’re all vital things for an employer which aren’t necessarily part of the course, so you have to look out for opportunities to learn the skills."

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Small picture of alum Paul Massey‌Paul Massey, MEng Computer Systems and Software Engineering

"My degree helped me to develop the ability to absorb and assess large quantities of technical information quickly and come to sound conclusions. They also developed my ability to teach myself about new technologies and standards as the need arises. This is particularly important in a field like Computer Science, where much of the specific technical knowledge you learn will be obsolete within a few years."

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Ione-Skye - MMath Mathematics and Computer Science with a year in industry student‌Ione-Skye McLean, MMath Computer Science and Mathematics

"Everyone wants to help you do your best, are always friendly and, in the case of your supervisor and lecturers, always on hand should you need them, either by email or in person."

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Small picture of alum Mark Dunning‌Mark Dunning, BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

"I now work for Cancer Research UK and use the programming, software development and problem-solving skills that I learnt during my York degree on a daily basis. It is very rewarding to think that the technical skills I learnt at university could give benefit to society."

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David Somers, BEng Computer Science

"Whilst at York, a fellow student and I created a web-based Twitter client called Twitterfall. I would not have been able to do that without the knowledge I gained from the course, and of course having a fellow Computer Science student working with me helped!"

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Small thumbnail of Richard Hind, alumnus of undergraduate degree in Computer Science‌Richard Hind, BSc Computer Science

"I teach on and manage York College’s Foundation Degree programme meaning a degree in Computer Science is a basic requirement of my job. Despite the doom and gloom, the IT industry is a good place to be. "

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