Studying computer technology in Bristol University
Eventually, my obsession with studying computer technology led me to pursue my dream in the Bristol University. I was about seven years when I started developing a keen interest in computer technology and a feeling that it was the career path that would change everything in my life.
At this age, I started experimenting programming using my sisters’ basic programming book with the house’s PC machine. My parents realized that this computer thing could not stop flying around in my mind as I was always glued to the machine during my free time.
While in high school, I was convinced that computer technology was actually for me.
My sister helped me to sign up for short online introduction courses in computer science, which used to keep me busy during afternoons and weekends. These courses made me realize my passionate about computing, and I found them logical, memorable and exciting. When my friends were enjoying watching various entertainment TV programs, I was excited watching program and videos related to the use of computer technologies. I adored reading about computer technologies. After high school, I could not stop thinking about studying for a computer technology degree and thought it was a good idea to research about it.
My interest in the research was to know whether it is worth pursuing computer technology at a university. I found myself imagining the world without computers. We would not have laptops or PCs, spreadsheets or work processing, and any online shopping or communication through the web. I also realized that mobile phones and digital cameras are computers at heart. I was able to see that every industry in this digital age needs computers. I could not hide a smile after realizing that computer scientists are required in all aspects of our lives and I could get a job in any industry by studying this course.
A computer technology degree was to teach me how to use computers so that I can make things work as they do. With this education, I would make the machines behave the way I want. For instance, I would command a robot to move an object from one point of a room to another. What was even more interesting is that the course will let me learn how computers are connecting to networks like the Internet so that they can work together.
Nowadays, many services are offered by robots such as the Automated Teller Machines (ATM); I was passionate to know how computers are turned to behave like humans, among many other topics. These are some of the reasons that made me choose to pursue a degree in computer technology.
After being convinced beyond doubt to take this career path, I had another incredibly tough decision to make; deciding on which university to attend. During my research, I also learned that university choice has a significant impact on career opportunities especially when it comes to computer science graduates. I was very keen to pursue my degree in computer technology in a well-recognized University. Following this, I started searching for the top ranked Universities in the UK.
That is when I found many people recommending the University of Bristol.
I visited its website and the modules they offered for my subject of interest impressed me very much. I was also delighted to find that people recognize the University for providing quality education, and excellent research and library facilities.
Therefore, I settled to study my computer technology degree in this outstanding University. I must admit that my expectations have been exceeded in almost every aspect from the moment arrived at Bristol. I find the standard of academic extremely high. The lectures are engaging, tutorials are helpful, and the assignments are challenging, inspiring us to work hard. The school maintains strong working ethics, making it vital for us to be responsible and discipline to match their high standard working, which equips students with essential skills for future careers.
The university design its timetables in such a way that student have plenty of time left to take part in other activities. Although I am doing a demanding degree of computer technology, I can manage to be active several social activities such as parties, get-togethers, events and trips in and around the school. I must also mention the beautiful location of the University. It is located in a remarkably vibrant and beautiful city that holds a sense of tradition, historical background, and the English culture. All these opportunities have enhanced my networking skills as well as helping me to identify my strength and meet my goals.
I can confidently recommend Bristol University to all those students who are looking forward to having a great career. I am very proud to have chosen to study computer technology at this University and am sure that enriching experience will continue driving me to be more motivated, stimulate and determined as a student.