“I chose to study computer science at ANU because it is more research based than other universities. It’s a lot more focused on learning the underlying fundamentals rather than the specific technologies which you'll rarely use in practice."
Caitlin Macleod is a Bachelor of Advanced Computing student at ANU, originally from Canberra, she attended Canberra College, which is where her interest in computing started.
Recently appointed as the Industry Liaison Officer of the Computer Science Students’ Association (CSSA), Caitlin is really involved in campus activities and is making the most of her time here.
“ANU is a great, lively place with plenty of student culture. There are always society events happening around campus including barbecues, trivia nights and learning experiences. This makes it really easy to branch out from your own subject area and meet great people who you have a lot in common with.”
“What I like most about my student experience so far is the student community. There are great events running almost all the time that let you take a step back from your studies, meet interesting people and learn something you didn’t know before.”