The Mathematics Blog

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Struggling with Maths? Start going to Peer Support

If you are currently debating on whether to study Maths at Leicester, you may feel nervous about coping with the intensity of the subject. During my first year, I definitely felt the pressure so I decided to attend a class called Peer Support, and it was definitely worthwhile.   At Peer Support, a group of […]

Settle in Leicester quickly with a Peer Mentor

I remember my first week at Leicester, I was only focused on one thing, exploring. Who should I be having pre-drinks with, which restaurants should I be eating at.  Sounds fun right? And then more questions arise like “Where can I find something in Leicester? How do I sign up for this activity? What can […]

Freshers Fair – What to look out for

It’s been a hectic week at the university. You know that Fresher’s Fair is in full swing when there’s offers being bombarded at you every second, large queues at the centre of campus and people discovering that two hands is not enough to carry all their bags (I saw someone holding a bag with their […]

Maths & Society or “How did Maths start?”

The Mayan Number Representation

Have you ever heard of “The Mayans”? They were a group of people from long ago that made our number system by representing numbers as pictures. This is one of the many, (MANY) facts that you will learn if one of your modules is Maths & Society.     I’m going to be truthful, many […]

Starting a Maths degree? Here’s what to expect

Are you wondering how Maths at university will differ from studying Maths at A-level? If you are, I can tell you from experience that on your first few weeks, it’s almost like studying something else completely.  So, I will share some pointers on what you can expect from this challenging subject.   • Your two […]

How to fund your University costs

How to fund your University costs

With the start of September here, University is just on the horizon. Here’s to a year of action packed fresher’s, independent living and a step closer towards your degree. Unfortunately, nothing comes free (especially in England) and to reap the benefits will require a little financial preparation. Your source of funds is very important, choosing […]

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