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"I have always had a passion for mathematics, however I liked the fact that the first two years of the course are divided between pure and applied maths modules. It allows you to get a flavour for what area of maths you enjoy the most and then gives you the option to specialise in the final year.
"The staff are incredibly supportive. They have an open door policy and offer the right amount of support and opportunities in order to achieve a great degree.
"In the second year we complete projects that are related to real life situations. During my second year we had to create our own product related to the energy sector, complete market research and pitch the idea with mathematical evidence as to why the product is viable.
"During my placement year I worked at UTC Aerospace Systems as an Aerospace Engineer. My best moment was creating a dynamic model of a hydraulic system and conducting an investigation into the results which were presented to the customer during a critical design review.
"I have subsequently been offered a graduate position at the company I did my placement year with, so my aim is to become a systems or performance engineer after completing a graduate engineering scheme."