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    Hey there,

    I'm on the verge of firming Bristol for Mathematics but am having second thoughts. I'd appreciate it if any Bristol Maths students could share their views about how satisfactory the course is.

    In particular, I'd like to know about the lecturers (and the lectures), the difficulty of the course (especially for someone who hasn't done Further Maths), the schedule (and how much free time you have). Why is the student satisfaction with teaching on the course so low? (52% according to the Guardian, comparably low in other tables)

    How nice is, generally speaking, studying at Bristol for you? Do you like that it's a city uni and doesn't have a real campus?

    Thank you VERY much for any help
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    Hey there,

    I'm on the verge of firming Bristol for Mathematics but am having second thoughts. I'd appreciate it if any Bristol Maths students could share their views about how satisfactory the course is.

    In particular, I'd like to know about the lecturers (and the lectures), the difficulty of the course (especially for someone who hasn't done Further Maths), the schedule (and how much free time you have). Why is the student satisfaction with teaching on the course so low? (52% according to the Guardian, comparably low in other tables)

    How nice is, generally speaking, studying at Bristol for you? Do you like that it's a city uni and doesn't have a real campus?

    Thank you VERY much for any help

    I'm in my first year and I'm doing the equivalent of maths and physics, more than half of my course is with the maths department atm so I give you a bit of information.

    The lecturers are good, two out of the 3 I have seem very interested in what they are teaching, one is a bit less enthusiastic, but covers everything we need. Most of my days are 9-1ish, some with an hour between lectures. I get 3 problem sheets a week, and two tutorials to cover them, one for linear algebra and geometry, and one for calculus. Anything not really understood in lectures is usually sorted in these.
    I did further maths and I have to say I found the course quite hard. Its a completely different style of maths to what your'e taught at A level and I found it hard to grasp. In the first few weeks its easy, simple AS/A-level geometry and calculus, but it picks up very quickly.
    I don't know why student satisfaction is so low, I'm only in my first year so I cant say, but there doesn't seem to be anything 'wrong' with the course.

    The uni itself for me is extremely good. Vibrant, exciting place to live. Not being in a campus makes it feel like your not really in a 'uni bubble'. Theres loads of stuff to do in Bristol, the music scene/nightlife is huge, amazing music every week.

    I'm changing to the straight physics course in my second year, but thats because I'm not really a mathematician, I changed to maths and physics in my first week in a bit of a spur of the moment thing, to see what it was like. My friends who do maths enjoy it and I'm pretty sure anyone who comes here wanting to do maths would.
 
 
 
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