Hollie, Mathematics with Integrated Master's
As a local student I had the opportunity to visit Keele a few times throughout high school, giving me my first experience of the beautiful campus and its buildings, this encouraged me to consider applying to Keele. After speaking to the lecturers and students at an open day and hearing their positive attitudes towards the degree I knew that Keele was the perfect environment for me.
The best part of the program is definitely the relationship between the lecturers and students at Keele. With an open door policy, the lecturers make the effort to know you by name and are almost always available to help when you are struggling.
Doing a Mathematics degree provides you with many transferrable skills such as learning to organise an argument in a structured way and explain your ideas in an accessible way. My degree also improved my public speaking ability which has really fuelled my confidence going into Postgraduate research. The ability to think logically and solve problems is not something to be underestimated, as well as being an attractive skill to many employers after completing your degree, not just for staying in academia.