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Computing for Business and the Professions Peter Smith Assistant Dean For Recruitment
What You Should Know… • Make sure that you do know when you leave • How much City’s courses interest you • Our international reputation in teaching and research • Your excellent career prospects in the short and long terms? • The extent of our industrial contacts and where you can go on placements? • Our professional but friendly approach • City’s surroundings, facilities, accommodation, opportunities, computer laboratories, …
City’s Computing Courses • This year we are offering these courses: • • BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology BSc (Hons) Software Engineering • All have the same entry requirements and first year (so you can switch course then if you change your mind).
City’s Unique Strengths • Focus on Academic Excellence • In the top 5% of universities world-wide (THE) • One of the UK’s most financially secure universities (no debt, over 6 months expenditure in reserves) • World-class research with industrial focus • Applications/places ratio twice the UK average • Focus on the Professions • • Distinctive, professional with strong industrial links Ranked tenth for graduate employability and salaries Vast majority of students enter graduate-level jobs Sector-leading industry placements: SAP, banks, BT, etc • London – Europe’s IT Capital
What City Will Give You • A broader computing degree for the new world • Skills for communication & teamwork, analytical & critical thinking, knowledge of new technologies, principles for the long-term, to enable you to adapt • Research-led modules in software engineering, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence • Business, organisation and technical courses • Industrial experience with placements and the Professional Pathway • SAP Products Laboratory and Interaction Laboratory • Supported by City’s research: expertise only we have • CS RAE 2008: 90% international standing, 15% world leading. . • Also leading research in City in information management, business.
Guaranteed Accommodation • By 30 th June • Firmly accept City’s offer AND • Apply for accommodation • Live outside Greater London • Accommodation Services • House as many as they can • Provide full support to all others
The Lord Mayor’s Scholarships • Awarded For Exceptional Academic Performance. • The award extends over three or four years and is available to anyone who meets the grade criteria. • The Scholarship is a cash-back award. • The award for Computing courses is as follows: • A*AA - £ 3000 per annum • AAA (or BTEC DDD) - £ 2000 per annum • ABB - £ 1000 per annum
Make the Most of the Day • We are here all day to talk to you • Meet staff and students over lunch • Applicants • See our laboratories, tour campus • Parents • Your own session with the team after lunch We hope to see you in September