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    Hi, i have been given an unconditional offer to study a Finance degree at Herts Uni, howeveer, i am beginning to think that i may not be able to cope with the work load..

    I am a higher education student and finished a college business course this year that allowed me to get into uni, however, during this year i also tried to get an AS in maths from the same place, and found that i was not smart enough to do so. I used to find maths at gcse level very easy when i was in school, which was only 5 years ago, however, doing no maths for the last 5 years has taken its toll, and i couldn't fathom many of the theories of the class.

    When looking at the modules last night, there was a lot of talk about graphs and equations, qualititive analysis and what not..

    My questions are as such -

    Does anyone have any experience with the maths required on these courses? And how complex are they?

    And also, is it possible to change my course? I heard that you can switch within the first couple of weeks of starting uni.. i think this may be the best option, as i may move to international business instead, would this be an option?

    Thankyou.
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    Hi, i have been given an unconditional offer to study a Finance degree at Herts Uni, howeveer, i am beginning to think that i may not be able to cope with the work load..

    I am a higher education student and finished a college business course this year that allowed me to get into uni, however, during this year i also tried to get an AS in maths from the same place, and found that i was not smart enough to do so. I used to find maths at gcse level very easy when i was in school, which was only 5 years ago, however, doing no maths for the last 5 years has taken its toll, and i couldn't fathom many of the theories of the class.

    When looking at the modules last night, there was a lot of talk about graphs and equations, qualititive analysis and what not..

    My questions are as such -

    Does anyone have any experience with the maths required on these courses? And how complex are they?

    And also, is it possible to change my course? I heard that you can switch within the first couple of weeks of starting uni.. i think this may be the best option, as i may move to international business instead, would this be an option?

    Thankyou.
    If you were good at Maths, you should still be good at Maths ( may take some time to get to it). Well I have looked at the Maths and it doesnt sound too daunting but not easy either. Most of the Maths seems statistics based maths.

    equations and graphs; measures of location and dispersion; indices; probability; the Normal distribution; confidence intervals; critical path analysis; correlation and simple linear regression; time series forecasting.

    descriptive statistics - regression analysis - time series analysis - forecasting - linear programming - stochastic processes and Markov chains - simulation

    Just curious have you ever done A Level Pure Maths or similar ? If not, it may be a little difficult for you at the start. But when you start uni, you will be taught from the basic.
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    You'll be able to switch course, no problem.
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    I was good at maths, but worked as a chef for 5 years, with no use of it what so ever. When I started my AS math course I was already 3 weeks behind as they had already started, so I was already over my head, and I just couldn't bring myself up to standard, although not for lack of trying :/ was actually heart breaking as it was the one thing I thought I knew I was good at in school back in the day. I've never done any higher education stuff apart from these 2 courses.

    Would you recommend emailing the university? Or waiting till I get there
    And asking them?

    I'm worried that they will take my offer away if I do..


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    (Original post by 03clacey)
    I was good at maths, but worked as a chef for 5 years, with no use of it what so ever. When I started my AS math course I was already 3 weeks behind as they had already started, so I was already over my head, and I just couldn't bring myself up to standard, although not for lack of trying :/ was actually heart breaking as it was the one thing I thought I knew I was good at in school back in the day. I've never done any higher education stuff apart from these 2 courses.

    Would you recommend emailing the university? Or waiting till I get there
    And asking them?

    I'm worried that they will take my offer away if I do..


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    No they won't take your offer away if you ask them. The uni needs students as much as students need them. Just talk to them and find out the arrangements.
 
 
 
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