Edgar Sedols

Manchester is a true student city, which never sleeps. There are so many places to visit, it just doesn't get old. Studying here means I meet people from over the world, being in the hub of the industry. Probably in any large company you can meet a graduate from Manchester, employers are looking out for us.

Initially, I thought to do straight maths in Cambridge, but after not succeeding in the STEP exam I considered my options. Manchester offered an interesting course that covered both of my favourite fields, which were mathematics and programming. The University of Manchester was an internationally recognised university with strong Computer Science department, so I decided to study here.

One of the things I enjoy the most is the possibility to study the subjects I like, and not to study the ones which aren't of particular interest to me from both fields. You get the best from two of the most perspective study areas within a single degree.

As you are learning across quite a broad base of content, you develop a good picture of how the subjects relate to each other. One of the most important things is that every year you get practical experience to work in a team and develop code.

During the fresher’s week, I was surprised with the number of various activities and societies you can join. Manchester is a true student city, which never sleeps. There are so many places to visit, it just doesn't get old. Studying here means I meet people from over the world, being in the hub of the industry. Probably in any large company you can meet a graduate from Manchester, employers are looking out for us.

My advice would be to stay organised; do work regularly and not to leave it for the day before the deadline. You still should have enough time to do whatever you are interested in. Even during my final year I have found time to organise training activities for algorithm competitions, do regular workouts and prepare for job interviews.

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