Adam Owen, Mathematics with Integrated Master's

The teaching staff in the School of Maths would be always on hand to lend the help and support that I would need to achieve my goals. I felt that there was a great balance between core modules that covered the basic knowledge that I needed to do well going forward, and the optional modules which allowed me to delve deeper into the topics that I found interesting.

In particular, I found the small group problem classes to be incredibly helpful, giving me the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the modules that I was studying. Aside from the support that the lecturers provided for their modules, upon arrival, I was assigned to a personal tutor, a member of staff within the department who was responsible for looking after my academic wellbeing as I progressed through my degree.

As well as being there to offer guidance and support from an academic standpoint, my personal tutor was always on hand to help with any other work-related issues that I had, and always did their absolute best to help solve these problems.

The undergraduate Master's degree that I obtained from Keele gave me the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to pursue my dream of studying for my PhD in Mathematics. It has given me the mathematical skills to be able to communicate my ideas effectively, and work towards becoming an active member of my research group. The workspace in the maths building provided a comfortable space where students of all year groups could share their knowledge and support their fellow students, which really allowed me to build great working relationships with students at all stages of student life.