Science and Engineering students in the UK are looking for a way to get into the computer science profession.
In recent years, students in science and engineering have found it increasingly difficult to gain a full-time PhD in science or engineering because of the shortage of university places.
The National Union of Students’ science and technology education campaign, which started last year, aims to increase the number of science and maths students in schools by creating and running courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“If we don’t have a job, or if we can’t get a job in the industry we’re in, then we don,t want to be a computer scientist,” student Anna Gildersleeve told the BBC.
“That’s not going to be an option.
So we want to go into that and really build something from scratch.”
She said she had started a course at University College London, which is part of the National Union for Students, that would prepare students for a career in computer science.
“It’s a bit of a daunting prospect for many students, but we’re hoping to help them realise it can be done,” she said.
She was a final year computer science student at UCL, but left the university in 2012.
“It was quite stressful.
I had no choice but to go off to university to do my degree,” she told the Daily Mail.
“The first few months I felt like I was going to die, I didn’t know how to take care of myself.
I just had to live with that for the rest of my life.”
Anna is now looking to study engineering at King’s College London and is also planning to take a year off from school to do the course.
While there are plenty of opportunities for students to study computer science, many of the courses are not particularly high quality, according to Anna.
Anna said: “We’ve got a lot of students who just want to get an A and get an F on their exams, and they’re very interested in studying computer science and it’s not necessarily that they have a good grounding in engineering.”
In the end, I don’t think anyone is going to get a PhD in computer, they’re just going to go and work in the IT industry.
“In the UK, there are currently around 1,200 graduates of computer science from universities.
However, in 2013, the number dropped to 1,144, according a report by the Institute of Education, Research and Sport.
In the US, there were 2,858 computer science graduates, according data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, but there are a lot more unemployed students than graduates in the country.
This could mean that computer science is the least desirable option for graduates in other countries.
In the past, students have had to apply for a degree through their school, but that can be difficult.
According to the British Computer Society, the average UK degree is about £8,000.
With the shortage in university places, students are looking to do their own degree, which can be expensive.”
You’re looking at about £30,000 for a computer and maths degree in the United Kingdom,” Anna said.”
That’s a lot to pay for, which you shouldn’t have to do for that degree, especially when you’re looking for other options in the future.
“But she hopes that her degree will make her a better candidate for jobs in the field.”
I think it will help me get into my field more and that’s something I’ve always wanted,” she added.
Find out more about computer science at university here: The video is from the National Organisation for Computing Science, but can be seen here: http://www.ncsu.ac.uk/science/sciences/sessions/index.asp