Student Profile - Rahul Gheewala

MSci Computer Science with a Year in Industry

 "rahul standing outsideBefore studying a Computer Science degree, I feel it is important to have a strong interest and curiosity in technology and problem-solving. Students should also be prepared to think logically and analytically, as well as be willing to continually learn and adapt to new technologies and developments in the field.  

Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?

I chose to study Computer Science at Birmingham because of its outstanding reputation for academic excellence in this field. The University has state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty who are passionate about teaching and research. I was also drawn to the University's location in a major tech hub, which provides abundant opportunities for internships and networking. Overall, I felt that Birmingham was the best place to pursue my passion for computer science and prepare for a rewarding career in the tech industry.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

As a Computer Science student at Birmingham, the best points of my course are the rigorous academic programme, the cutting-edge facilities, the experienced and knowledgeable faculty, and the opportunities for hands-on learning and real-world experience. The programme has a strong emphasis on both theory and practical applications of the subject, which has prepared me well for a software development placement at IBM. The faculty members are experts in their field and are always available to provide guidance and support. Finally, the state-of-the-art facilities have given me access to the latest tools and technologies, which has been an invaluable part of my learning experience.

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

As a student at the University of Birmingham, I believe that the best thing about studying here is the sense of community and support that I have found on campus. The faculty and staff are truly dedicated to helping students succeed, and there are many resources available to support our academic and personal growth. Additionally, the campus is home to a vibrant and diverse student body, which has given me the opportunity to meet and learn from people from all over the world.

What’s your highlight of your time at the University? 

The highlight of my time here has been the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and student organisations. From coding competitions and hackathons to socials and networking events, there are always exciting events and initiatives happening on campus. These activities have allowed me to meet new people, develop new skills, and deepen my knowledge of computer science and the tech industry. Overall, my time at Birmingham has been incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful for all the experiences and opportunities that the University has provided me.

What advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?

My advice to students considering this course is to be prepared to work hard and stay motivated. This programme is rigorous and demanding, but it is also incredibly rewarding for those who are willing to put in the time and effort. Additionally, I would encourage students to take advantage of the many resources available on campus, such as the faculty office hours and the numerous student organisations and clubs. Finally, I would recommend that students stay curious and never stop learning, as the tech industry is constantly evolving and there is always something new to discover.