This blog is about the typical week of a Maths student. I’m currently in my fourth year, studying four modules this term in addition to working on my final-year project. I also volunteer as a PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leader, I’m one of the 4th-Year course representatives, and I work for Mathematics at Open Days. … Continue reading Week in the Life of a 4th-Year Maths Student
Hello, I’m JJ and I’m a second year mathematics student! I know that starting university is a big adjustment, which is why in this blog post I will highlight all of the dynamics of studying maths which support and enable you to be a happy thriving maths student! I talk about everything that comes with being a maths student at York, like the community atmosphere, how you feel a part of that community, ways to get help when you need it (which you will, you’re studying maths!) and all of the positivity surrounding your studies. Studying can be hard-work, which is why the maths department make sure you realise you aren’t alone and ensure that you are having fun too!
I’m Molly, a 3rd year studying maths. I can think of hundreds of things I love about studying at maths at York, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top 4 things to look forward to. 1. Great community Arriving at York, I was struck with how friendly everyone was. By the end of my … Continue reading 4 things to look forward to about studying Maths at York
First thing’s first, the course itself. I currently have eight lectures a week, in addition to seminars and problem classes. At the moment, I’m studying four modules which include Mathematical Finance, Cryptography and Mathematical Ecology. After first year, there’s a wide choice of modules, so I can focus on the maths I enjoy (and get … Continue reading A week in the life of a Maths student
Variety (is the spice of life) If you’re considering applying for a natural sciences degree, then chances are you haven’t completely decided where your future lies. Not everyone has their life planned out after their studies are over. A lot of people can’t decide, after finishing school, which single subject they want to study – … Continue reading Three things to look forward to as a natural scientist
There are many things to look forward to about maths at York – I would say there are x amount of things to look forward to where x is a positive integer greater than 6. However, since numbers can get quite big relatively fast I will just list a few of the brilliant things about … Continue reading Six things to look forward to about Maths at York
Academic life A typical week in the maths department involves lectures, seminars, problems classes and possibly a practical. This term I am taking 5 different modules, all of which are ones that I have chosen. In first year, everyone does the same modules so that you can get a good introduction to the main areas … Continue reading So, what do maths students actually do? A week in the life of a Maths student.
Hi, I’m Will a third-year student in my final year of studying for a degree in Maths. So far, this term has been a busy one for me. On average we have 15 contact hours a week, and these include a mix of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and computing labs. The diversity in the style … Continue reading A day in the life of a Third Year Maths student
Originally, York wasn’t one of my university choices. Living in East Yorkshire means that my parents are a mere 45 minute drive away, and at the time, that didn’t seem far enough! I came to the summer Open Day at the end of Year 12, simply because it was so close. I figured that it would be … Continue reading Maths at York: a student perspective
This term is the first term of my final year, and so marks the beginning of the end. The end of my time at university is now in the not-so-distant future and I’m trying to put my remaining time to good use. Joining societies and being involved with anything and everything is really the best way … Continue reading The beginning of the end (but much less dramatic)