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    I'm applying to study maths at Oxford next year but I don't know what to do in my gap year. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Can you even take a gap year if you're going to apply for maths?
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    Gap years are strongly discouraged if you want to do a maths degree. From Cambridge (so will generall apply for Oxford and anywhere good): 'For Maths, it is preferred that you apply straight away, so that you don't lose your mathematical skills'. http://www.cusu.cam.ac.uk/prospective/year10and11s/gapyear.html
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    I heard they're only discouraged if you do something unrelated to maths and "lose all the knowledge", but I want to do something maths related.
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    Why do you want to tale a gap year; why not start a maths degree instead of trying to find something maths related, which will be incredibly hard to find and work productively on?
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    Why do you want to tale a gap year; why not start a maths degree instead of trying to find something maths related, which will be incredibly hard to find and work productively on?
    That's my business.
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    (Original post by WCF)
    That's my business.
    Don't ask questions if you're not prepared to be asked them back. How is anyone supposed to help you if you don't give them the full story? Do whatever you want, but don't come crying on here if it all goes wrong.
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    Don't ask questions if you're not prepared to be asked them back. How is anyone supposed to help you if you don't give them the full story? Do whatever you want, but don't come crying on here if it all goes wrong.
    I'm just looking for gap year ideas for maths, but okay.
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    (Original post by WCF)
    I'm just looking for gap year ideas for maths, but okay.
    If you have no ideas, there's no point. You'll end up working in Tesco for a year, and not do anything maths related. I thought maths students had a bit more common sense.
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    If you have no ideas, there's no point. You'll end up working in Tesco for a year, and not do anything maths related. I thought maths students had a bit more common sense.
    I was planning to work for a problem solving company marking scripts (most of which contain problems in mathematical proof), but I made this thread because I am open to new ideas. One of my friends suggested working in a lab, but that doesn't sound too math-sy.
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    The only thing I can think of is you do maths tutoring
 
 
 
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