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My enthusiasm for Information Technology includes both the workings of the technology itself and the uses to which it can be put in the modern world. A long-standing interest in computers has given me a good knowledge of programming languages, and my school and college courses have introduced me to the immense value of databases, web technology and multimedia facilities. Computers essentially make tasks which were once difficult much easier and quicker to perform, and I have a clear understanding of how this benefits large human organizations, both in the commercial world and in public service. Databases in particular lie at the heart of most systems, automating complex work and allowing for rapid tracking of information. computer science is a key factor in all business enterprises nowadays, and it is clear that any company that neglects its ICT provision is unlikely to succeed in the modern international marketplace. I am excited by the way computing technology can solve problems in business, allow people to work together productively and give companies a competitive edge in the market, and I am keen to study business database management, business systems analysis and the ICT architecture which underlies efficient commercial patterns and procedures. Another aspect of computer science which I have discovered in my college course is Forensic Computing and the role of security technologies in safeguarding systems and allowing the E-commerce customer to feel confident in buying something over the internet. The recent sales figures for Christmas 2012 show how massive the online market is becoming, and the likelihood is that this will continue to grow. My own ambition is to be a part of this developing world, probably working in applications programming and software development for computer manufacturers, software producers or user organizations. There is no shortage of opportunity for someone with the sort of expertise I hope to develop.

My first language is Malayalam, and I have good English and Hindi. In 2010 I completed a City and Guilds level 3 diploma in ICT Professional Competence and then, in 2011, began my FdSc in Enterprise Computing. The College course is franchised by Manchester Metropolitan University, from which I shall gain the award in 2013. The course has covered many areas of computer science, including System Management, Security of ICT Systems, and Software Installation and Management, and has thus given me a sound basis for a full degree course. My work experience includes a six month post at a company called Xpress Car Services in the IT department, where I was a Data Analyst. I was responsible for updating the office system and records as well as general maintenance of the IT facilities in the firm. It was good experience of the real world of work and allowed me to see and work with IT in a commercial business.

Outside my computing interests I enjoy various sports, including badminton and swimming, and I travel as much as I can. I also have a taste for science fiction novels and short stories, probably a reflection of my own belief in the power of technology to make hitherto impossible tasks possible. Ay school I ran a Food Festival and was a member of the Prom Committee, and at my present college I am a student representative, speaking on behalf of my peers to improve standards and facilities. I believe these roles have helped me to develop confidence as well as teaching me much about working alongside other people.

I am hard-working and full of curiosity about my subject. I thrive on the challenge of puzzles and problems, and often find creative and original ways to deal with such things. At the same time I am always ready to learn and never frightened to ask questions. I enjoy working with others and always listen to their opinions and judgements. I am dedicated, focused, always keen to offer my best efforts, and believe I have the qualities necessary to become a very successful undergraduate.

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