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Exploring who you are

Studying Computer Science at Royal Holloway is a lot more than acquiring knowledge ...

... it's an opportunity for you to explore who you are!

We challenge you and 
we stimulate your creativity by giving you plenty of opportunities to explore your own ideas.

One of our students returned the following comment in the National Student Survey, which neatly summarises our ethos:

"The course is intellectually stimulating, leaving enough room for creativity. If the student has any innovative ideas, they have the chance to work on it on their own time with excellent advice from the lecturers and academics. The Department gives countless incentives to improve oneself such as the group projects.”

This is because:

  • Throughout your degree, you will face constant challenges that match your abilities and respond to your expectations.
  • From Year One, you will have plenty of room to design and program robots, games or Web apps, limited only by your imagination.
  • The wide choice of electives allows you to choose topics that excite you, from discovering the world of Bioinformatics to developing critical and creative skills in media production.
  • The final individual project is an opportunity for you to learn new topics or develop applications that meet your ambitions.

Several of these challenges happen outside the curriculum, which is perhaps as important as what you learn in the lecture theatres or the labs. Many come from your own initiative, such as entering competitions, which we support as far as we can. Here are some of the organised activities that you can join:

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