Computer Science

Computing is part of everything we do. Let us introduce you to fundamental theories of computer science and current developments in the field, and develop your practical skills such as programming and software engineering.
Led by our expert tutors, this course will challenge you with a series of lectures, seminars, trips and presentation activities, as you join a group of like-minded students to explore all things computer science.
Course objectives:
  • To introduce students to fundamental theories of computer science
  • To consider features and techniques required for computer programming
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop their research and independent study skills

Course dates

8 - 12 April 2019
Course sponsor
Course format
  • Seminars requiring active participation and discussion of ideas
  • A visit and guest speaker
  • A central component will be a group practical project and presentation
  • Students need to be studying Mathematics
Billy Mayor studied Computer Science at UCL and went on to complete an MRes in Crime and Security Science. He now works as a freelance software engineer. He thinks software engineering is a very interesting topic and cannot wait to show you why! 

Paul Cook gained his PhD in Acoustics from the University of Cambridge and has tutored on this annual residential course for over ten years. He is a contract engineer in digital signal processing.    
With thanks to our supporters, the costs of our courses are subsidized. The price of £325 includes accommodation, tutoring, trips and all meals. 

Students at fee paying schools will need to pay the full cost of £817.
Student feedback
"The course helped me further my knowledge of computer science by introducing me to new topics within the subject - such as Turing machines. Additionally, it has helped me gain team working skills from being placed in a team of new people."  

"Personally: I learned new and abstract content within the computing field that I had never known about before. Academically: It was great to put on my personal statement!" 
Application closing date
8 February 2019

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