By Archit Bansal – 3rd year BSc Mathematics with Management & Finance
Studying Mathematics with Management and Finance at King’s College London is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it can also be challenging and overwhelming sometimes to manage academics with living alone, society positions, internship applications, and part-time jobs. That’s why it’s important to have a routine and follow some strategies to help you navigate the course and make the most of your time at university. Here are five tips that can help you succeed in your studies at King’s College London:
- Stay organized
With a course that combines mathematics, management, and finance, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of material that you need to study. To help stay on top of things, it is important to stay organised. Use a planner or calendar to keep track of deadlines and assignments, and create a study schedule that works for you. Keep a note of important class dates, test and exam dates, and deadlines for assignments. You can treat it like a full-time job where you attend classes and do self-study from 9-5 and have your personal time in the evenings and weekends to relax and go out with your friends. This will help you stay on top of everything and avoid last-minute stress.
- Get involved in extracurricular activities
King’s College London offers many extracurricular activities that can help you develop skills that are valuable in your field of choice. For example, if you are interested in finance, you can join a finance or investment club, or participate in a case competition. These activities will help you learn more about the field and also increase your network and employability. Joining clubs and societies not only help you develop skills, but also help you make friends with people who share similar interests, and you can learn from one another. You can also become a student ambassador or work part-time jobs at King’s to gain experience and earn some extra cash.
- Take advantage of office hours
Your professors are there to help you succeed, and they are more than happy to answer any questions you have about the material. Take advantage of their office hours and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are struggling with a concept or problem. Building a good relationship with your professors and tutors can be beneficial in the long run, whether you need a reference or career advice.
- Practice, practice, practice
The more you practice solving mathematical problems, the better you will become at it. Take advantage of the resources available to you, such as textbooks, problem sets, and online resources. Practice working through problems and examples, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Regularly reviewing and practicing the material you’ve learned in class can help you retain it better, and also help you identify areas you need to focus on.
- Network and build relationships
Building relationships with your classmates and professors can be incredibly valuable. Not only will you learn from one another, but you will also have the opportunity to network with people who are already working towards entering sectors you are interested in. Attend events, workshops, and seminars to increase your network and learn about potential career opportunities. Networking can open up new opportunities, help you get your foot in the door, and give you a head start in your career. You can use these connections while applying for internships and jobs which will give your application an upper edge over other applicants.
By following these tips, you can make the most of your time at King’s College London and set yourself up for success in your course at university and prepare for your career journey as well. With hard work and dedication, you can graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to positively impact the sectors you want to engage in. Skills learnt in a Mathematics degree are diverse and valued highly by employers. Following the above-mentioned tips will help you utilise these skills to the fullest and succeed in your career.