A place for Megan
"I came on an Open Day and just wanted to get a general feel of the place and go to the department talks. I liked the fact that it was more in the countryside, very green, very open. Then I came back on the Applicant Visit Day, and I had a proper tour of the campus. I had a proper look around the accommodation, and I decided that this was the place for me. It was more open, it was more in the countryside, and that’s what sort of background I come from. So it was definitely the place for me.
"I’d only started studying computer science at A level, so I still didn’t know what exactly I’d like about it. Having a variety of modules meant that I could even get a wider understanding of the subject and figure out which bits I liked. This then helped me to make decisions when it came to my final year about which modules I wanted to take.
"My favourite module from this year would be Human-Computer Interaction. I find it really interesting coming into the situation, and you have to investigate what needs improving and why it needs to be improved, how they want it to be improved, and coming up with these prototypes and designing them and evaluating that. I find it interesting because what you expect they would come back and say and what they actually say are completely different - things like ‘oh I’d never actually thought about that’, I just found that really interesting.
"The course has given me an idea of what I prefer to do. At the moment I’m thinking more about Human-Computer Interaction, but I’m still not 100% certain. But I know I get to pick modules next year and for my final year, and so hopefully that will help me to decide as well."
Megan Borland, BSc Computer Science