UCL Computer Science


International Women in Engineering Day: Linta Rahman (Avanade Scholar)

23 June 2022

For International Women in Engineering Day we spoke to Linta Rahman, a Computer Science MEng student. Linta’s studies are supported by a scholarship, funded by management consulting company Avanade.

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Why did you choose to study Computer Science MEng?

I chose this course as it taught several computing languages, giving me a broad outlook on the various sectors of computer science. This course also encompassed my passion for learning languages and mathematics. 

How has your Avanade scholarship impacted your experience of studying at the Computer Science department?  

The Avanade scholarship has been significant in relieving me from the financial load that comes with university life. I am truly grateful to Avanade for the immense support they have provided me for my studies.

What’s the best thing about studying at the Computer Science department? 

The Computer Science department brings a variety of lecturers with experiences across the world, giving students the opportunity to learn from different experiences.

What challenges have you faced in your studies so far and how did you overcome them?    

One challenge that I have been faced when beginning university was learning to balance my studies with other commitments I had as part of my social and family life. I learned to set priorities in my life and carry out actions, accordingly, helping me to dedicate time to my family, my studies, and extracurricular activities.

What things do you wish you’d known before starting at UCL?   

One thing I wish I had known before beginning my journey at UCL was that I was not alone in facing the challenges that come with the transition to university as UCL brings a highly diverse student body.

What does equity mean to you? 

To me, equity means for everyone to have access to the same opportunities regardless of their belief and origin.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Don’t be scared to take on new opportunities as university is the time to explore!

Where would you like to be in 5 years? 

I would like to work as a Software Engineer in the future.

What’s your favourite coding language? 

My favourite coding language is Python due to its several applications in both frontend and backend design.