Nelson talks about his time studying BSc Computer Science

Having always known he wanted to study in the UK, Kenyan Nelson knew it was going to be a challenge to choose one from hundreds of universities here. He said the student support team made settling in so simple and was willing to help with anything, any time.

Flying from Kenya to the UK to study BSc (Hons) Computer Science was my first time travelling international alone, and I was worried about how I was going to get to the University from the airport. My advice to prospective students planning to come to UCLan is to not stress. The student airport transfer and the welcome team will make sure you settle in. They can guide you on everything from registering on to your course to where to shop.

Staying in the University accommodation was the best choice as I met students in the first year just like me. Your flatmates are the first friends you make. You get to interact and help each other during tough times, or you can go grab a drink together.

Nelson Kinyungu, BSc (Hons) Computer Science student
Nelson Kinyungu, BSc (Hons) Computer Science student

Many say Preston is small but it’s just big enough for a student. Everything is just next door from restaurants to shopping mall. You rarely use any form of transport, if you are an active person you will love the walks to restaurants or shopping. Its relatively cheaper to stay in Preston compared to other big cities and as a student you want to save as much as possible.

When it comes to assignments, the University has a proper method of teaching which I basically think is perfect. We have one-hour lectures on each module then two-hour lab sessions to put into practise what you learn during the lecture. This is the perfect time to get clarification on something you hadn’t understood during the lecture as the lab sessions comprise of groups of up to twenty students.

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