Make a real effort to do all the assignments and worksheets for every module you are taking in your study time and do them on time. It is pointless to wait for the answer handouts and then think “I could have done that!” because in real life or the exam you will not be able […]
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The use of charts and graphs can provide succinct and immediate features of mathematics in a form difficult to achieve with words. Do not use words when a table or diagram would show your ideas better, and refer to them in the text. For example “Figure 2 shows the current trend, from which we see […]
IDENTIFY YOURSELF for all work you hand in, whether for marks or not. Follow your universities instructions about identifying yourself properly (usually via student id number). We need to be able to attribute marks after all. If there are no university instructions, put your full name(s), student id number(s) and date on your work. Remember, […]
Companies live or die on the quality of their staff. Whilst nobody owes the mediocre student a job, good companies always want the best and will pay properly for it. There are 3 types of job you might be considering; a part-time during your studies, a sandwich placement, or a job after you graduate. In each […]
Studying means continual exposure to new ideas, deadlines and financial pressures, and these can increase your stress levels. Many students cope well, but all will get fed up at some stage during their studies. The key to maintaining your momentum is to balance studies with other activities: Sport has obvious health benefits but can also […]
What will you do once you have finished your maths degree? One of the big challenges is actually being able to put a name to some of the jobs which are out there. Most technical job titles don’t contain the word maths or mathematician, even though they are suitable for people with maths degrees.
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In our new competition we want you to make a poster aimed at showcasing a famous equation.
A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe.
Good exam technique will help you present what you know in the best way. Exams are stressful, but if you are properly prepared, that stress will act in your favour. See the Revision section on how to handle that stress. Come the exam, just remember your examiners are not ‘out to get you!’ but rather […]
Revision is about putting the icing on the cake, not baking the cake itself! It is the final act in a consistent process of learning. Revision is an important part of your learning process. Start it early. “Cramming” for exams is no substitute for methodical and sustained study throughout your course. Regular revision improves your […]
The purpose of a presentation is to communicate – nothing else. Get the basics right and your audience will engage with what you have to say. THINK COMMUNICATION. Your objective is to communicate, rather than to impress your audience, so pitch it at a suitable level. Seeking common ground with the audience at the start […]