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Personal Statement

     My interest in Computer Science actually came from one of my university lecturers, Professor Xu, who was my enlightenment teacher for this discipline. At that time, I was majoring in BSc Archival Science rather than Computer Science. Professor Xu discovered my talent in programming instead of data science and recommended me to study a dual bachelor degree in Computer Science with Suzhou University in order to have a more systematic knowledge in this discipline. This decision became a turning point of my study with the university, transferring me from an art student to a logical engineering student, and opened a door to the computer science for me. The more I learnt about Computer Science, the more I have been fascinated by this subject. I was amazed to observe the development of the computer, from something that was originally the size of a small room and now can fit easily into your hand and has become an integral part of modern society finding uses in just about everything. Meanwhile, to utilize computers to solve practical problems in life inspires me to pursue an in-depth learning in the related field and firms my desire to further study a master degree in MSc Computer Science at your university. 

    I have advanced my programming skills and related knowledge learnt from my undergraduate study with Suzhou University, which would be definitely beneficial to my future study. The core module of Data Structure (92%) involved me in the learning of linear tables, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, the principle of the graph and their application in practice, which could act as a bridge for my future study of computer science. In addition, the module of Operation System (94%) provided me with an overall structure of the operating system, process management, thread management, CPU scheduling, process synchronization, deadlock, memory management, file system and so on. This module made me realize that while I was developing the software, the operating system actually offered me with a lot of support. At the same time, it also improved my programming skills as well. Meanwhile, in order to learn algorithm and data structure, I have worked on Leetcode to find algorithms to solve Easy and Medium difficulty problems. I wrote a web crawler from scratch to create their own website during my learning of the HTTP protocol. I also wrote a document management system to deepen the understanding of the database as well. I am confident that all above would better prepare me for my further study.

     Furthermore I believe that my two-month work experience placement as a web engineer at IT support department in Nanjing Liba Intelligent Parking Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., gave me a great insight into how computer science technology worked in the commercial and manufacture industry, which confirmed my desire to study this subject. During this internship, I was in charge of optimizing the company's website, including page optimization, content optimization, and SEO optimization as well as using crawler technology to collect information so as to enhance sales performance. This experience enabled me to have a deeper understanding of web technologies, including HTML.CSS, JAVASCRIPT front-end technology, MySQL, Django and other technologies. However, at the same time, lack of knowledge in the computer science area spurred me to continue my studies in computer science discipline.

To be a successful student, you need to be organised, able to communicate and capable of independent research as an individual. During my undergraduate study, I have been working as an associate for the Science and Technology Society of the university, which engaged me in updating the social website information as well editing students’ magazines. I have also worked as a volunteer teacher of Computer Application for the primary school students for two years as well. These activities enabled me to draw on all my previous knowledge and experience and put them into practical use.

     My future aspirations are to study an MSc degree in Computer Science with your distinguished university in UK to achieve more comprehensive information in the related area. After my study, I desire to pursue a career in Computer Science to work as a software engineer and ultimately, to start my own business in IT industry after years of working. Regarding the MSc program, the MSc Computer Science program provided by the University of Southampton became my first choice because it allows candidates to choose modules from more specialist programmes including artificial intelligence, cyber security, signal processing, software engineering, and web science and technology, which provides candidate with the opportunity to deepen understanding in more comprehensive areas. I sincerely hope you can take my application into consideration.