BSc in Computing
By the time I finished university, I had four years’ worth of tech experience.
Trixi reflects on how combining work with part-time study at Birkbeck helped her get ahead in the tech industry.
Why did you decide to study BSc Computing?
I have always enjoyed problem-solving and I was curious about programming. When I asked my developer friends what their day-to-day involved, it sounded like something I wanted to try, even though I did not consider myself a computer nerd.
Why did you choose Birkbeck?
I didn’t want to give up working full-time and Birkbeck had the option of doing evening studies. This alone really helped me make the decision, but I’d also heard good things about Birkbeck.
What aspects of the course have you most enjoyed?
I enjoyed the learning, meeting people of similar ages and interests and the challenging assignments. I learnt that I am able to do things I thought I couldn’t possibly do before.
How has studying at Birkbeck impacted your future career plans?
I was really keen to get into the tech world as soon as it was feasible and for my studies and work to relate and feed into each other. The kind of assignments we were given helped me interview for jobs and I got my first tech job after one year of studying.
By the time I finished university, I had four years’ worth of tech experience. It helped me understand what part of technology I enjoyed the most and it feels like there will always be a job for me.
What advice would you give to a student thinking of applying for this course?
Just apply. Start the process. If you have already considered the idea at least twice there is a likelihood that in 3-5 years you will be thinking the same. If you start now you will thank yourself later.