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Computer Science Personal Statement

My three major interests and passions are Computer Science, Maths and Music, and I believe that there is a creative fusion between all these disciplines. I engage wholeheartedly in these areas both in my school courses and out of school, and hope that I will be able to continue doing so on my chosen course and in the extra-curricular opportunities at university.

Computer Science has quite naturally come to be my chosen field. At the age of 7, I took to playing the piano, which planted the first seeds of my interest in defined logical patterns and structure.

My introduction to computing was via the logic of spreadsheets, but I then progressed to using BASIC for several applications outside lessons, including programming my own version of ‘Logo’ and an analogue clock. A major recent achievement of mine has been designing a database-driven website for my school’s Maths department, including multi-format homework question publication and report generation.

This is extensively used by the department, and other departments have approached me to provide them with similar websites. This project was nominated and then short-listed for the final ten of the New Statesman’s “New Media (Educational)” award.

I look forward to studying Artificial Intelligence, and have made my own minor foray into this area by designing and developing a computer-powered Connect 4 player using a complex ‘minimax’ procedure.

I also investigated ‘recurring function execution’ to simulate the ‘fill’ function of a paint package, an algorithm of which was used to develop a ‘random maze’ generator. Such mathematical-based logic led to an increased appetite especially for researching the use of computing with mathematics - I extensively investigated ‘perfect numbers’, determining the 8th perfect number (2305843008139952128).

I involve myself in the full life of the school and am pleased to have ways of passing on my enthusiasms to others. I have been appointed a Maths Prefect, which involves running a weekly Maths club, and also helping younger students in ‘work recovery’ sessions. I was also elected onto the School Council for 4 years in my previous school.

My passion for music has further developed in secondary school and led to eager participation in school musical productions for four years as the main pianist (which led to my employment as accompanist for a professional opera singer and singing teacher).

I have achieved grade 8 at piano, and have thoroughly enjoyed performing regularly at a variety of venues such as weddings, retirement homes, at charity events, for the visually impaired, and most of all, the opportunity to conduct an orchestra at Fairfield Hall performing my own composition.

I am looking forward to playing the 3rd Movement of Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto with the school orchestra this December, exhibiting my love for classical music, especially given that my favourite works are those of Debussy and Tchaikovsky.

I was delighted recently when I was given the opportunity to combine my musical pursuits and computer interests by my employment for a commercial software company writing music. I have much appreciated being able to develop my above interests alongside enjoyment of hobbies such as Table-tennis, chess, and reading of a broad spectrum of books.

Description: 
Despite not applying for a music degree, this personal statement was heavily musically orientated to show another side to me. Almost all university interviewers enquired about this interest, so it was probably a good idea to put it down.
Year applied: 
2003
Subject: 
Computer Science
Computing and IT

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i agree

you are incredibly smart and gifted, good luck in your course :)

Excellent statement hope you

Excellent statement hope you do well

Frankly, on top of all your

Frankly, on top of all your other numerous achievements, your writing skills don't seem to be lacking, either. =P Good luck to you, and may all your ventures be as lucrative as they evidently have in the past.

WOW! If that doesn't get you

WOW! If that doesn't get you in nothing will.

WOW,this is fantasitc!dude,u

WOW,this is fantasitc!dude,u know,my first reaction to this PS is that i won have any opportunity if all the other applicants can give such an excellent(i am also writing a PS)!feel deeply depressed

hey dud ur smart man Gud lack

hey dud ur smart man Gud lack

It great, gud luck for da

It great, gud luck for da future mate

English A* (AQA)

English A* (AQA)
English Literature A* (AQA)
Maths A* (AQA)
Double Science A* (AQA)
Business Studies A* (Edexcel)
Music A* (Edexcel)
Information Technology A* (AQA)
History A (Edexcel)
Religious Education A (AQA)
French A* (AQA)

says it all!
dude

i fink its an excellent PS.

i fink its an excellent PS. it really does show this person is passionate in his/her field.
good luck

oh man ur wicked

oh man ur wicked

Oi Im just writing my PS and

Oi Im just writing my PS and I must admit this PS is just on top. Its simply gully..... Gud luck dude..

Wow nice PS

Wow nice PS

Tony from cherwell

I loved your statement!

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6, 28, and 496 are the three of seven known perfect numbers.

Seven known, and you found the eighth.

You're taking the rip, right?

On perfect numbers

Just to set the record straight, Euler determined the eighth perfect number in 1732.

you big liar!

nah im just kidding, top notch!

Determined does not mean

Determined does not mean discovered

Hope it is of some use of mine

friend what ever you have writen there might be of some use of mine cuse i am in last year of my college, and i am writing my PS for UCAS right now. so i am thank full to u for posting this PS on web. Thanx

Good site

Perfect Numbers

just looked into them. doesnt take a genius to use the general formula, and sub in 8:

2^n−1(2^n − 1)

also, if you number is right, then why doesnt it have 8 digits? each perfect number has the same number of digits as its position in the series, hence 8th = 8.

get a life man!

get a life man!

wow, quite great past in

wow, quite great past in terms of academic achievements and interest.

I loved your ps! But don't

I loved your ps! But don't worry, I won't copy anything...*shifty eyes*

And pfff at the anti-"nerds" and stuck-ups who haven't got their priorities straight.

All the best in the future. :)

Gosh

WOW. I think I just came...

Awesome statement! ^_^

.

LOL @ the person above!

to be honest, i thought the

to be honest, i thought the personal statement as a personal statement could have been crafted a bit better, but bloody hell, your achievements, wow. no wonder you got all offers, dang. why does music and computing go so well? im a classical muso, and im applying for comp sci, and i know a couple people who either started off as musos and went to comp sci, or vice versa. anyway, the linkages between subjects and all that was helpful with mine so thanks.

TriCks

Your right about the perfect numbers...

And this is exceptionally a great achievement and a well written PS, all the best to you for the future dude =]

nice statement. it'll look

nice statement. it'll look good on my form :D

Wonderful

Your PS is very, very impressive. You've managed to inspire me greatly, and I've totally restructured mine now. Thank you.

Good Statement

Good Personal Statement, but can you bounce to some niche basslinez while coding a database searching algotrithm in c that uses hyper-threading technology -- I think not.
Oh yeah, r u S5, i dont think so.

i love the fact that u added

i love the fact that u added another interest nd it rily helped me.....well its stil helpin me with mine cos this exactly what i want but dnt worry i wont steal anythin....this is rily rily gud...did i say it was rily gud...i rily wish u gt to do wot u wanna do...cos this is rily gud...gdu luck again!!!

great personal statement

this is one of the best ps i have evr seen, i also love maths, music and computer science only i play the saxophone.

LMAO the head of sixth form

LMAO the head of sixth form at our school printed this off and gave us a whole speech that our PS have to be like this one.

That was the most boring

That was the most boring thing I've ever read. No offence =D Good content but you quite frankly sound like the blandest person alive.

so did your seeds grow up to

so did your seeds grow up to be nice and strong?

hi

bye

Thank you very much everyone,

Thank you very much everyone, i got a job at microsoft after writing this statement. I love boobs.

realy great, are you a

realy great, are you a student applying for a course?

i love the way you have

i love the way you have defined a correlation between your passions, i hope you do well

nice

i think im gonna copy this one

wow

if God wrote a ps this would be it

c

you come across as a complete looser

cheers big man, u've given me

cheers big man, u've given me sum reli great ideas

well nice statememt....

well nice statememt....
hope you have successful future
gud luck

Woweee!

How in hell did he get to level 8 on the piano in just one year?!

It brags about a lot of

It brags about a lot of things done, so no wonder everyone offered, Oxford including. You were fortunate your institution didnt screw up in helping with it like they did my brother, but, regardless, it is true that there's no true life to the statement, and no amount of achievements and qualifications can hide it

This statement is really

This statement is really benifical and helful and i am really glad that we have such clever people...Lolzz nyways thanx dude ad bydaway good luck wid ure education and wahtevr u do in life all the best

Thankz

umm

imperssive definetly,good too...just a bit show offy isnt it?

"It brags about a lot of

"It brags about a lot of things done, so no wonder everyone offered, Oxford including. You were fortunate your institution didnt screw up in helping with it like they did my brother, but, regardless, it is true that there's no true life to the statement, and no amount of achievements and qualifications can hide it"

This is the dummest comment I've ever read. You say it's no wonder that I was offered all my places based on the PS, then criticise it! What am I supposed to do, not mention my achievements? Or perhaps display a lack of enthusiasm for the subject.
I see little point of putting anything on a PS other than about your interests and relevant achievements in those areas, or material relating to an enthusiasm for the subject (which I had done). Universities don't want to read waffle about your life philosophies or what-not; a more informed understanding of your personality can instead come across in interviews.

I am keen to read your own PS so can learn from someone who is obviously more proficient in PS-writing faculties.

"i got a job at microsoft

"i got a job at microsoft after writing this statement. I love boobs."

Morgan Stanley actually. Although one does have a soft spot for such spherical appendages.

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