Students

Students

If you want to join Social Hackers Academy as a student and start a career in tech, then you will find answers to your questions here.

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Written by Damian Vavanos 

What we expect from our students?

We expect you to study at least 30 hours per week, with your pair & alone for as much as the course lasts. The courses...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

What if you fall sick during your studies?

You need to notify your student success advisor as soon as possible and he will do his best to make a plan for you so...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

I don’t own a computer or don’t have access to internet.

In Social Hackers Academy we do our best to provide our education classes to all. In case you don’t have access to a computer or...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Can I use mobile data to participate in your courses?

Our recommendation is to have a DSL connection to participate. As our aim is not to exclude anyone, in case you have unlimited data on...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

What internet speeds should I have?

There is no perfect situation for this. We suggest you to have a minimum of 24 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speed. This speed...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

What kind of hardware I need?

We all would love to have fancy equipment, but to study with us you don’t need a super duper machine. The minimum requirements are: 4GB of...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Is English the only language you use?

Indeed English is the language we use in our training programs, for any communications with SHA team and when interacting with your classmates. For most...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

I do belong to a vulnerable group, is my course for free?

Yes. As a nonprofit, we are constantly fundraising to make our courses accessible to as many people as possible.  We have donors that pay for...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

How do I prove that I belong to the vulnerable group you serve?

By answering a specific set of questions in our pre-course. Our team will review your answers on an individual basis.

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Which are the eligibility criteria to be considered “vulnerable”?

By vulnerable groups, we mean: Unemployed people from EU & other countries (Over 1 month) Migrants (Must not work over 20 hours / week) Asylum...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Why shouldn’t I just study Computer Science in university?

Well, we certainly can’t tell you what to do in your life. A Computer Science degree can last 4-5 years and cost you thousands of...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Is it really necessary to go through the pre-course?

Yes, it is! For SHA is very important who our students are and why they are motivated to change their lives through our courses. The...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

What if I need help with my projects?

You will always have support through different resources within our courses. In our innovative pedagogical approach we have removed our teacher from the center of...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Does SHA guarantees me a job?

No, SHA does not guarantees a job. However, we do whatever is in our power to make that happen: from the technical skills, to the...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

Why should I pay for your course and not just study in Codeacademy, Coursera etc.?

We have created a unique award winning education methodology (pedagogy). SHA courses make sure that you have the technical and personal skills to get the...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020

How much does your courses cost?

SHA is an accesible coding academy. We work with scholarships for people who belong to vulnerable groups, such as unemployed people, migrants, asylum seekers, refugees…...

Written by Damian Vavanos
08/06/2020