I decided to choose Mathematics as my degree choice because I have always had a great interest in the subject, and loved the challenge of solving new and difficult problems. The definitive nature of this course in which there is only one right answer and one must construct a method to reach, is something I greatly appreciate. I also love the feeling of satisfaction when the decisive answer is reached.
Outside of my studies I take part in the first year undergraduates tutoring scheme; one of many aspects of the university that I greatly enjoy. I believe that this is a great idea and just goes to show how committed King's is in providing students with help and support.
In the future I would like to gain an internship within the Investment Banking Industry. My degree at King's will give me a sound foundation to do so because it allows me to perfect the skills which are essential for this career path.
I chose to come and study here at King’s primarily because of its national and international reputation, but on top of that its fantastic location. Aside from this, all who are fortunate enough to get an opportunity to study here will see that King’s caters to each and every one of its students, providing all the support, backing and facilities for any academic and non-academic needs, ensuring that their time at university is a success.
This year I was appointed to be a Mathematics Academic Representative which has given me the opportunity to be one of the voices of the department and allowed me to raise any issues of concern which there may be. Although a hugely difficult task due to the fact that the department is so flawless in all that it does, it is a great honour to hold such a position and it really does show just how committed the department is in making your experience here studying maths a truly unforgettable one.
On top of this I am also part of the Mathematics Society’s ‘Buddy Scheme’, whereby first year students are assigned buddies from older years to help with any problems they may have and to help make the transition between school and university a little easier. I really benefited from having an older student at hand to answer any questions I had during my first year and so am glad I have been able to give something back to the department in becoming a buddy.
Once I finally graduate I hope to pursue a career working within the financial sector in the City. Although a tough ask, I know that with the skills I have acquired from my time here at King’s, along with the fantastic help and assistance which is always available to me, this ambition of mine looks certain to come true.
I love languages, so I've also grabbed the chance to study extra-curricular French at King's. It's great to enjoy all the convenience of a superb on-campus Modern Language Centre, completely separate from my own main subject.
The Strand Campus is arguably the best situated of any in Britain. I love being able to pop into an art gallery or museum during a break, wander round stylish Covent Garden or simply appreciate the famous panoramic views from our own Waterfront bar.
A key feature of the undergraduate experience at King's for Mathematics students is automatic membership to the King's College London Mathematics Society (KCL MathSoc). The KCL MathSoc is over 50 years old and has over 500 members who appreciate the beauty of mathematics and share a common passion for it. Over the years it has organised countless events and excursions including an annual trip to Cumberland Lodge, talks with financial and banking firms, and other social activities.
King's graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally in a wide range of professions. A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Six months after graduating, 86% of 2009 Mathematics graduates were in full time employment. Recent King's graduates have found employment as tax consultants, financial analysts, traders, office managers, management consultants and secondary school teachers.