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Discover Computer Science – Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Computer science is an intellectually stimulating subject because it continues to change the world we live in.

Computer Science Discover Day

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, and the requirement for graduates with the skills to work in this field is continuing to grow, while the actual supply of graduates with the requisite skills is dropping worldwide. Computer science graduates have a high earning capacity and, on average, are 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; from medical research, education, supporting aid work in disaster areas, helping to create a sustainable environment and the logistics of moving products around the world, to the world of business and securing and managing the vast levels of data through visualisation, security and transmission – not to mention the world of media.

Computer Science Discover Day

Being a successful computer scientist is not just about solving technical problems. It’s also about collaboration, leadership and teamwork – which 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 at Manchester is a mathematical programming degree course, the majority of these courses require A-level Mathematics, and this day is best suited to those studying this qualification.

Provisional programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change.)

9.45am Arrival, registration and refreshments
9.55am Welcome and introduction
10am Introductory lecture
11am Break
11.15am Workshop session 1 (including Robots and Virtual Reality)
12.15pm Lunch
1pm Tour of Oxford Road campus
1.30pm Workshop session 2
2.30pm Careers talk and Computer Science degree course overview
3pm Feedback and close

Register for this Discover Day here.