I can’t believe how quickly the last two and a half years have gone! As I choose my modules for my final term at university I find it hard to imagine that it was three whole years ago that I was at home waiting for university offers, wondering where I’d be in the summer and looking forward to moving away from home for the first time. As I wait for the results of job applications, interviews and assessment centres, I feel in the same position, knowing that I will be moving somewhere, but not knowing where that will be.
I still however have one more term left to go, and I mean to make the most of it. This term we have more choice than in earlier years, and I have been to a wide variety of modules choosing the right ones for me to study this term. I love pure maths with proofs and structures, so this term I shall be taking the groups and symmetry. This studies sets of numbers with a certain set of properties, called groups and looks at ways to sort these groups and classify them. I have also decided on Curves and Surfaces, which looks at the properties of curves in space and uses geometry and differentiation to find out more about them. My final module is a bit more unusual. I am taking Communicating Mathematics, where I will have the opportunity to go into a local secondary school to support mathematics teaching, and also write about both my experiences, and various other essays about the teaching of mathematics to school and first year university students. I’m really looking forward to look at maths from such a different perspective and think it should be really interesting.
Overall, I’m really looking forward to this last term before I step into the big wide world outside university, and can’t wait to see how it turns out.