BCU Computing Masterclass

Computer Science students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull got a taste of university life recently with a masterclass at Birmingham City University.

The Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment Schools and Colleges Explore Day took place at Millennium Point on 31 January and some of the College’s A level Computer Science students attended to learn more about the Computing courses on offer at the university. The masterclass focused on a variety of topics, from Network Engineering to Hacking.

Computer Science student Farah Faqir commented:

“It was eye-opening to see the facilities they had available. In the specialised Computing class I attended, I heard about the events BCU carry out, including hacking events, where people stay over for 24 hours and try to decode a project together. This masterclass was a great opportunity to look into the courses available at the University and we got a hands-on experience of looking into the networking and coding that they do with students. It was also good to see what university life is like.”

As well as the Computing class, the students attended other seminars and workshops, including a seminar with a stand-up comedian/teacher, who spoke about confidence, ways in which people show confidence and the ways in which students can develop their confidence. There was also a workshop on how to write and improve your CV, with advice tailored to the specific area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students were interested in. This included how to analyse a job description and tailor your CV towards that job. A third seminar focused on university life and BCU Student Ambassadors were on hand to offer insights about this.

12 February 2018