… by Clare / from Livingston / MMath Mathematics / 3rd Year (UG)
How to balance committee roles with a maths degree.
What’s crackin’ everyone! Wanna know how to be on the committee of your favourite society and study maths at the same time? Cool, I can tell you all about that… Here are all the steps needed to be a successful committee member AND maths student. Continue reading “Committees vs Calculus…”
… by Joe / from Oxford / MMath Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
Hi! I’m Joe, and my first year as a Mathematics student finished (prematurely) a few weeks ago. Since then I have done a lot of reflecting on my first year at Edinburgh University so I thought I could share these thoughts with you all.
Continue reading “Looking back on my First Year at Edinburgh…”
… by Fionnuala / from London / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
I can remember, not that long ago, how nervous I was to start University. I was excited for the new adventure, meeting new friends and trying new things but it was slightly daunting not knowing what the teaching would be like. I understood that it would be completely different to school as that’s what everyone tells you but exactly how- I had no idea. Continue reading “What Contact Hours at University are Really Like…”
… by Harry / from Dalgety Bay / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
As anyone who has dyslexia knows, the special circumstances given to you for having a learning disability is crucial for both the exams you sit and your overall learning. If you are like me, one of my biggest worries in coming to university was losing the special circumstances I get as I would not be able to finish any exam without them. Thankfully the University has an extremely simple system in order for you to obtain the support you need for your studies. Continue reading “Managing Dyslexia at University…”
… by Susanne / from Amsterdam / BSc Computer Science and Mathematics / 3rd Year (UG)
Let me first introduce myself; my name is Susanne and I am currently a third-year Computer Science and Maths student at the University. I was born in Germany but have spent all of my youth in Amsterdam, so no, I unfortunately do not speak German. Growing up I never saw myself leaving the comfort of that rainy cold country until I started to look into the options for universities. The thought of not only moving out of my parent’s house but also moving to a completely new country where I knew no one frightened me but also excited me, as it gave me the opportunity to study at such a wonderful university in such a vibrant and cultured city. Continue reading “Finding Your Friends at University…”
… by Lydia / from Birmingham / MSc Operational Research / PG
Hey everyone! My name’s Lydia and I am one of your new postgraduate blog writers. My friend Jack will also be writing posts where we are going to discuss postgraduate study and everything that comes with it. Below is a lovely picture of the two of us celebrating having a little break during Innovative Learning Week…
So first of all… Why am I doing an MSc? Am I crazy? Probably. Continue reading “Why I’m doing an MSc…”
… by Tanya / from Bangalore, India / MA Economics and Mathematics / 2nd Year (UG)
Being an international student can be a daunting experience. While most European or British students know what they’re getting into before coming to university, international students do not have this privilege. As an Indian student, I couldn’t visit the University because it just wasn’t financially feasible. All my perception of the University- the city, the teaching, the buildings and everything was built on what I saw on Google, University ranking pages and most importantly, the Student Room. Despite having an image built into my mind, I was scared to walk into university. Somehow, along with the excitement, the idea of moving to foreign land with a culture extremely different from mine and being all alone was extremely scary. What if I hated the city or the university even worse, the course? What if everyone was unfriendly? At school, I had known everyone for the last nine years and now I wasn’t just moving to an unknown city but an unknown country. But as it is for international students, we have to blindly walk into it. And I did as well.
Continue reading “An International Perspective on University Life…”