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Kosovo - Art Koci

Course:

MSc Data Analytics

How did you find out about Warwick?

I heard about Warwick during my A-Levels. I applied and then after a few months got an offer to study Engineering, however I decided to change my degree orientation to Physics, and choose another university over Warwick for my Bachelor's. I came back to do my Masters a few years later.

Did you consider applying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

University College London, University of Edinburgh, University of York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge.

I chose Warwick because very few universities do a Data Analytics degree. Additionally, the Computer Science Department in Warwick is involved with cutting edge research in the field, and collaborates with the very best universities and institutions in the UK. Data Analytics at Warwick is a very interesting and enjoyable program.

Did you contact the department prior to application?

Every information I needed was provided in the university's and department's website. I only contacted the department after applying, enquiring about the status of my application.

How did you find the application process?

The visa application is a very mundane process, however it is quite straight forward. The university provides all the information you need and are very helpful if you encounter any difficulties.

Have you received any funding?

Scholarship, parents and self.

How was your arrival? What were your first impressions of campus?

The arrival and the orientation were okay, everything was explained in the arrival packages and emails. The university was quite vibrant, friendly, students were very approachable, and staff quite helpful. There were a lot of activities going on.

What is the best thing about studying at Warwick?

It is a very diverse environment, with ambitious students from all over the world. It is very easy to balance your studies and entertainment. There are a myriad of societies and clubs, where you have the opportunity to discover new hobbies, sports and socialise with people.

How is your accommodation?

I am staying on campus. Accommodation is pretty standard, comfortable, warm and very close to lectures.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

I initially joined a lot of societies and clubs, but currently I am only part of Wakeboarding and the Climbing Club. Societies and clubs are the best way to socialise with people, make new friends and let off steam.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

Not sure yet. Continue with my studies or get a job I like.

What makes you happiest about being a student at Warwick?

It is very accepting and tolerant, you can really grow and learn about yourself and others.

What advice would you give to anyone considering applying to Warwick?

Make friends, join clubs, learn new things, study hard and do not forget to call your mum.