Whole department was a shambles. Lecturers were very confusing. Support staff did nothing but make my problems worse and then moaned at me when I didn’t find them helpful. They didn’t take my mental health problems seriously at all and almost laughed them off and said that these issues were stupid.
Mathematics BSc is a course that requires hard work and commitment but from my experience, it’s a fair game. The more you put in, the more you get out. Here are some factors that you should know if you’re considering choosing this course:
• You need a strong memory – UOL love their theorems and proofs and I like this because it’s not too difficult to remember a proof before an exam.
• Friends are crucial – Unlike school, University is a lot more self-study and team work. However, make sure you find reliable course mates who will help you in return too.
• Computer skills – Don’t worry, you will be taught the basics at UOL if you’re unsure but it’s good to have some experience with Excel and MATLAB especially since UOL focus on these two programs specifically.
• Application – This course involves applying numerical methods to a question, which you should be familiar with from A-Levels.