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From an early age, I have been fascinated by computers and how theyperform.

Having been educated in the Iranian system, I have always beenfrustrated by the fact that most schools in Iran seem to regard the study ofcomputers as an afterthought. My enthusiasm to pursue it further has evolvedinto a deeper and more meaningful enthusiasm that I aim to seek at a universitylevel. I want to use a BSc from a UK university to gain the skills to be ableto devote to this rapidly expanding field that has permanently changed theworld we live in. The logic, regularity and practicality of Computer Science is whatattracts me to the subject. I am especially captivated by its academic aspects:its connection to mathematics and problem solving.

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I have developed highmathematical skills due to the strict high school curriculum that we had. Thepre-university curriculums in mathematics is equivalent to the first year ofuniversities outside Iran. My favorite subjects of maths in high school whichwere vey challenging for me and made me choose a mathematically groundedcourse, are differential coefficient, integrals and functions.  Beside the intriguing maths I learned at high school, i alsoexplored two basic computer science courses including, data processing,information systems which fired my interests.

I’m excited to develop myunderstanding in this area further by choosing the Logic and Database Theoryand Mathematics and Statistics Software, offered by the undergraduate course.  The first book I read regarding computer science was “the patternof stones” by W. Daniel Hillis. I was inspired by the book’s demonstration ofhow seemingly complex operations can be understood as repeating simpleoperations. this is one of the main motives for me to have career in computerscience.  To follow up my interest in this field, I worked at “IT-Orbit co (an Iranian software company ) ” as an intern, my job was to maintain websitesusing a software named “Kentico”, update web style sheets on a regular basis,cooperate with other design staff members with various aspects of sitemaintenance, and organize web pages with proper anchors and multimediaelements. Following this experience with “Kentico” I can’t wait to study theclass entitled ‘Professional Engineering and Design’ as my first insight intosoftware design.  This course requires a significant amount of hard work, and I haveexpressed the necessary traits of teamwork and self-discipline through my  involvement in sport and charity.

In additionto my school studies, I’ve Been in love with basketball since my second year ofschool. Having trained regularly for more than 6 years, I am now at a levelthat I might be nominated to be a national team player. I’m also involved incharity work, by volunteering in the ” Popli Khalatbari charitablefoundation”. I did soccer coaching for the refugees in the charity’s camp.

This gave me the self confidence I have today, which I will bring to thecourse. As I said this internship was inspirational and helped meunderstand the rapidly changing landscape of software innovation worldwide. Asa future job, I would like to start my own software engineering/business companyand become an entrepreneur. the knowledge, skills and experience I’ll gain atuniversity will help me in the programming and problem solving aspect as wellas the business running aspect. I relish the prospect of studying the rawscience of computing for three years.

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