The following quotes are from some of our undergraduate students in Systems Engineering:
I am currently in the last year of MEng in Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics. I am an international student from India. I am an aspiring researcher with aptitude and skills in computer programming and problem solving. I have specific research interests in Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) and studying its different paradigms along with Bionics and human applications of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning principles.
I'm a technology specialist and enthusiast, driven by challenge and innovation delivering complex solutions that are used daily by millions of people. I started life in Swansea, South Wales where I was more of a surfer than an academic, started my Computer Science degree at Reading in 2005, joined Eli Lilly for a placement year in 2007 and on graduating in In 2009 I joined Thales in Manchester as a software engineer. I'm now a database specialist, specialising in high performance very large databases used by such applications as the UK's real time train timetabling system and the Highways Agency's National Traffic Information System. I've been promoted 4 times in 4 years and now lead a team of 6 supporting 40 other developers, mentor other graduates and provide technical assistance to other projects.
I had a really difficult time at school (the reasons for which could fill a book). I always loved learning, and I was good at it, but it wasn't really enough to pull me through, so making the grade for Reading University took a fair amount of effort. It was definitely worth it though - artificial intelligence is my dream subject and I've really enjoyed myself (particularly in the debate society!).
Hi, I'm Joseph and I've just graduated from Reading studying Information Technology. I started here after finishing my BTEC National Diploma at college, an intensive course equivalent to 3 A-levels. For a long time I knew I wanted to go into the I.T industry, but didn't really know where I was best suited. I considered running my own business full time straight after university, but I was instead offered (and have now started) a graduate job as a software application test analyst. Reading offered a course that matched what I wanted to achieve at university - a combination of enhancing my technical knowledge whilst also learning the concepts of business and management. It also had excellent links with industry, both around Reading and across the U.K, which was a real boost when it came to securing a placement in the third year of my four-year sandwich degree.