The Learning Hub for UoL's Online CS Students
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A twist on the use of REPL, which stands for read–eval–print
loop in computer programming. This repository aims to become a central
place to share resources that other learners have found useful,
especially in the context of studying a BSc Computer Science offered by Goldsmiths, University of London
Good luck in your journey!
As the first cohort of students enrolling in this ~100% online programme, it is in our interest to cooperate in order to maximize our chances of celebrating all together when we graduate.
Good luck to all and may this path fulfill you, knowing that you will find support along the way!
Note on copyrighted material
This is not a place where you'll find prohibited content, such as leaked confidential information and copyrighted material. Anything that could potentially fall under the regulations of the University of London will be removed if it appears by accident and you are welcome to report it.
Most used resources
- Kinks to be aware of in the different modules
- Notes from students, professors and more (opens directly on GitHub).
- Slack resources (channels to join, important information available, help with using Slack, etc.)
- Websites to visit
- YouTube videos
Other useful resources
- Applying to UoL: Guide and FAQs about the process
- Books recommended by students in this degree
- Free software
- Job opportunities
- Online courses: free resources, paid resources
- Online study options (Master's, PhD, certificates, etc.)
- Showcase of student-built applications
How to ask for help?
Reaching out to tutors and SRMs
Despite being ~100% remote, this degree is equipped with a team of tutors and SRMs (Student Relationship Managers) that can help you find what you need.
- For module-specific inquiries, you can reach out to your tutors in the appropriate discussion forums on Coursera. Access any module you are enrolled in from the home page of this degree on Coursera.
- For non-academic questions, you can write in the Reach out forum on Coursera.
- For private matters and other types of inquiries, you can write an email to BScCS-Support@london.ac.uk or find an alternative route in this section, including phone numbers, Student Advice Center, Slack workspace and Discord server.
General advice on how to ask and find answers
Succeeding in this degree has a lot to do with how resourceful you are. This page is meant to be a helpful guidance along the way, but developing a few key skills on your own will become an increasing necessity, including being able to research online, debugging code effectively and knowing how to ask questions.
To get started on that learning path, please refer to the following web pages:
- Getting help
- Debugging code
- 10 Debugging Tips for Beginners: How to Troubleshoot and Fix Your Code Without Pulling Your Hair Out - hartleybrody.com
- How to debug code in Atom editor - Atom.io
- How to debug for absolute beginners in VS Code editor - Microsoft.com
- How to use Brackets editor - Adobe, on GitHub
- Finding answers
- 10 Tips to Improve Your Online Research
- List of search engines - Wikipedia
- 15 Ways to Search Google 96% of People Don’t Know About - YouTube
- 20 Google Search Tips to Use Google More Efficiently - Lifehack
- Advanced Power Searching - Google Course
- Power Searching with Google - Google Course
Modules in the curriculum
Level 4 (year 1+)
|Module name||Module code||Written exam?||Slack channel|
|Algorithms and Data Structures I||CM1035||Yes||
|Computational Mathematics *||CM1015||Yes||
|Fundamentals of Computer Science||CM1025||Yes||
|How Computers Work||CM1030||Yes||
|Introduction to Programming II||CM1010||No||
|Introduction to Programming I||CM1005||No||
* Not available for October 2019-March 2020
Level 5 (year 2+)
|Module name||Module code||Written exam?||Slack channel|
|Agile Software Projects||CM2020||No|
|Algorithms and Data Structures II||CM2035||Yes||
|Databases, Networks and the Web||CM2040||Yes||
|Object Oriented Programming||CM2005||No||
|Programming with Data||CM2015||Yes|
|Software Design and Development||CM2010||Yes|
Level 6 (year 3+)
There is a total of 13 possible modules in Level 6. Out of these, 6 need to be taken along with a final project in order to graduate. A student may either choose a specialism (see below) but may also opt against a specialism to be able to study any 6 of the following modules.
|Module name||Module code||Written exam?|
|3D Graphics and Animation||CM3045||Yes|
|Advanced Web Development||CM3035||No|
|Databases and Advanced Data Techniques||CM3010||Yes|
|Intelligent Signal Processing||CM3065||No|
|Machine Learning and Neural Networks||CM3015||Yes|
|Natural Language Processing||CM3060||Yes|
|Physical Computing and Internet of Things||CM3040||No|
Each specialism contains five prescribed modules from the above 13. All five must be completed along with one elective module from any other specialism. The specialisms are:
A final project must also be completed to graduate. If a student is opting for a specialism, they are strongly encouraged to select a relevant topic for the final project.
- Final Project (CM3070, written exam)
Calendar due dates and events
See what's the current week
- Find out what week we are on right now in this very semester by following this link (probably one of the simplest yet useful user interface you will ever see).
Sync deadlines and events from Coursera
- "Automatically sync all the deadlines and other related items from all active courses to your calendar." Simply visit the account settings page on Coursera and click on the Calendar Sync tab to see options to sync with Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and others.
Documents and resources provided publicly by the University of London
- Code of conduct
- Data protection policy
- Events Due Diligence Privacy Notice
- GDPR Rights guide - students
- Guidelines for Examinations 2018–2019
- Programme Regulations 2019–2020
- Programme specification, Computer Science 2019-2020
- Prospectus, Computer Science 2019-2020
- Quick Start Guide - The Online Library
- Student Terms and Conditions 2019-2020
- Student privacy notice
- Welcome webinar Q&A, September 24, 2019
Webpages of interest
- Funding your study
- Main page of the BSc Computer Science
- Online library
Stay in touch
What's happening at Goldsmiths
- Blog.DoC - "This is the blog for Goldsmiths' Department of Computing. If you are a student, graduate or staff member of Goldsmiths Computing and you want to share news, photos or stories about your work, email our blog editor at: email@example.com"
- Computing events, seminars & conferences - "The Computing and Psychology departments' regular seminars encompassing various aspects of cognition, computation and culture. All are welcome to attend."
- Goldsmiths Computing (Twitter) - "Creativity, independence and learning by doing. Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London."
- Goldsmiths, UoL students (Twitter) - "The official account for students at Goldsmiths, University of London. Online Mon-Fri 9-5pm."
- Hacksmiths - "Hacksmiths is the student-run tech society at Goldsmiths. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for people in all departments and from all backgrounds the chance to learn about, and play with, technology."
Contacting other students in this programme
More software options for video conferencing on this page.
Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):
This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!