When I first came to King’s the students and staff were very welcoming and helpful. I have used the Disability and Dyslexia Service at King’s, I was given guidance at every stage. I now receive the right provisions to meet my needs, to gain as much as possible from my degree. The service is extremely useful and the people are friendly to talk to.
Fresher’s Fair has been great each year, I always meet somebody new, and the Maths Society hosts a welcoming party, where I met a lot of people on my course before officially starting first year. The Mathematics Department also has an annual weekend trip to Cumberland Lodge, which is fun and would highly recommend going. The topics discussed, during this trip, are very different and insightful, it’s cheap and most importantly serves hot tasty meals.
There is a wide selection of mathematics modules at King’s that you are free to choose from, so you can select those that you will most enjoy. I have taken the option of doing a project in a topic of my choice, in my third year, with the help of a supervisor. I am able to conduct my own research for the project and do it in my own time; it gives me great pleasure when I’ve learnt something on my own which is why I love writing this project.
I am a course representative, which involves meeting with senior members of the Mathematics Department and discussing improvements and any issues raised by students. Students are given the opportunity to give feedback anonymously about each of their courses and lecturers. The students and Staff and at King’s maintain a good relationship. Each student is assigned to a personal tutor, which you can turn to for most things. Lecturers also open their doors to any student that may have questions, you can easily email them too.
After my undergraduate degree I am going to do a Masters in Mathematics followed by a PhD.
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.