(4.8)·By Hamna B·Computing· Mar 2019
It was honestly really refreshing and reassuring to meet new people at the university as I was absolutely terrified about starting there not knowing anyone. I would say it was definitely a fantastic experience.
The student accommodation at St. Andrews is honestly amazing. It has everything I need and could want to make myself feel at home. I’m always excited to come home to it every day. I had my own bathroom, with a very high shower pressure. The kitchen was more than spacious enough to accommodate me and all my flat mates. It was an experience I will never forget.
The library is my favourite facitilty offered by St. Andrews because it is a huge building, open all hours and they also provide a night bus to safely drop students home at late hours. It’s also a great hub to go to when wanting to study together with my friends. The gym is at a walking distance from me and I am satisfied with the equipment offered.
The course was amazing because I knew that St. Andrews was one of the best universities for computing science. Futhermore, whenever I feel like I am struggling, my lecturers are always there whenever I need them to help me or reassure me. The support they offer makes all the difference. It motivates me to do well in my course.
City life is amazing. I never feel alone because everything feels so lively. My friends live at a walking distance from me so I socialise more which has an excellent effect on my mental health. Also, city life is always full of people so there’s an extra feeling of security that it brings and makes me feel comforted. In the city, everything is open later as well so I am not constructed to opening times and closing times.
The course I study requires a good knowledge and commitment to math. So, I would advise that if you’re thinking about doing computing science, make sure you enjoy math too to make your life at university easier. Also, make sure you know what you’re getting into. By that I mean do your research and find out what jobs this course can lead to to see if you’re interested in it or not. And of course, pick a good university.