Huw Salmon

I got involved with the Manchester Gold Mentor Scheme, which paired me with a professional who helped me in securing a graduate job.

 

How did you decide on your degree choice? What appealed about Manchester?

In sixth form, maths and further maths were the courses I found most interesting and, conveniently, the ones I was best at. Therefore maths was the best option when it came time to make a decision about what degree to take. I was always told it would 'open doors' which, three years later, I can agree with.

What were your first impressions of the University and the city?

On my interview day I really enjoyed meeting the staff and visiting the Alan Turing Building. The facilities on offer were very appealing.

First impression of the city: wet, yet still an exciting place to live in.

What are you most enjoying about your course?

The vast diversity provided by a maths course is very enjoyable. I have always chosen a big mix of modules from the many options avalible. Some lecturers really make learning interesting. 

What skills and attributes do you think you have gained from your course and co-curricular activities so far?

The careers office in Manchester has such a vast array of material to help you in applying for jobs. I’ve gained an awful lot from using it over the past two years. 

How do you think you are benefitting from studying at Manchester?

I got involved with the Manchester Gold Mentor Scheme, which paired me with a professional who has helped me in securing a graduate job. 

What advice would you give to students considering applying for the same course that you took?

I would say that you should work hard from day one, knowing the content from first year well makes subsequent years easier. Get involved in anything and everything that you’d enjoy; there are so many different activities you can do and societies to join.

If I could go back again to the start I would join a few more clubs and apply for summer work from the very first year. It looks so good on your CV and can really make a difference when it comes to securing a graduate role.

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