I enjoy the flexibility you get in your choice of units from second year onwards, it means you can choose units you are strongest or most interested in.
How did you decide on your degree choice? What appealed about Manchester?
One of the reasons I chose to study mathematics was because it was one of my strongest subjects at school and sixth form. I also knew it would open a door to a variety of career opportunities because it can be applied and used within most jobs. I chose Manchester as I was familiar with the city, and I knew the University was respected by employers.
What were your first impressions of the University and the city?
My first impression of the University was that it was well structured and organised, and everyone was very welcoming. There were plenty of opportunities to get involved in societies and social activities.
What are you most enjoying about your course?
I enjoy the flexibility you get in your choice of units from the second year onwards, it means you can choose units you are strongest or most interested in and can develop further in your chosen area of mathematics.
What skills and attributes do you think you have gained from your course and co-curricular activities so far?
I have contributed to the PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Scheme by being a leader and a co-ordinator and this has assisted me in developing my leadership, communication and teamwork skills. I have also been part of the University basketball team for the past four years, which has further developed the way I work within a team.
How do you think you are benefitting from studying at Manchester?
Studying at Manchester means you have the opportunity to get a good balance between work and socialising. The city is vibrant and exciting, and the University is well respected.
What advice would you give to students considering applying for the same course that you took?
The course is challenging but rewarding, if you are willing to put in the work. The main basis of the course is units which are conducted in lectures. Lecture styles are always different depending on the lecturer. If you continue on to do a fourth year then you will complete a project which will be different to anything else you have done during your degree.