This will be my final post and hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading these articles and they’ve been of help to you. In this final post I will talk about a few of my experiences and things that have helped me.
Coming to university and not knowing anybody on your course or even at the same university can be very overwhelming and scary. My most helpful tip is try to connect with people using Facebook groups or general King’s groups to talk to people on the same course and keeping in touch with any questions you have. We have a KCL Mathsoc society which also has a Facebook page. The society puts on lots of fun as well as career related events. We recently had a boat party to celebrate the end of exams.
During my time at university I have learnt lots of Mathematics but other than that I have learnt other useful life skills and these will stay with me for the rest of my life. Try and learn as much as you can, it can be a big step from getting everything given to you to moving out and having to pay bills and things. I’ve learnt to cook and actually enjoy it. The majority of us come to university with not much of an idea of what we want to do so it’s kinda important to try and find what you enjoy doing and what career you would like to have. To help with this there’s lots of networking and career related events from the university to attend. We also get a careers newsletter from the department listing internships, graduate jobs which is helpful.
In your degree you will get choices on what modules you want to do. It’s important to research yourself what the module is about and whether it’s something you’re going to enjoy learning about. In my final year I took 2 Computer Science modules because of my developing interest in the technology side of things. If you’re stuck you can talk to students in the year above, read up on the modules or even go talk to the lecturers teaching the modules.
So that concludes the last few things I wanted to talk about. Have a look at the other NMS student blogs as there is somethings they may have touched on that I haven’t. Hope you’re all enjoying a well deserved summer and looking forward to a fresh new chapter. I leave you with my favourite Mathematics meme. Enjoy!!