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    I have an unconditional offer from Queen mary university and liverpool for maths. I want to apply to keele through extra but I am not sure.
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    (Original post by Qudsi)
    I have an unconditional offer from Queen mary university and liverpool for maths. I want to apply to keele through extra but I am not sure.
    im a first year at keele university and...... i absolutely hate it. im transferring second year. i know lots of people love it- but they live on campus. i dont. word of advice- get on campus accom. i got into keel via clearing so there wasnt any accomodation spaces but in certain accomodations people have had ladybird infestations, and apparently the washing machines are crap.

    i wouldnt recommend the uni based on MY experience, but you could have an amazing time

    also... uni of liverpool ad queen mary are far better unis for maths, or so i thought?
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    Maths is amazing at Keele - I studied it there so partly a biased review! But seriously.

    The teaching is great but the support you receive is fantastic. Whenever I was stuck, I could always go to see someone and never felt like an inconvenience. Plus it has a beautiful campus. Sure, there are issues with certain accommodation (what university doesn't share this problem) so it's advisable to apply early to get a good place.

    Future employability and prospective opportunities are great too. Someone who graduated alongside me has gone to Imperial to study MRes & PhD (CDT), and others have gone onto do MScs/PhDs across the country.
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    Applying to Keele through extra might be a bit too late then. Because I was hoping to stay on campus only. But I am curious about what really makes the difference when you stay on campus? students who stay off campus tend to hate their university... I want to be sure before making a decision regarding my accomodation
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    (Original post by Qudsi)
    Applying to Keele through extra might be a bit too late then. Because I was hoping to stay on campus only. But I am curious about what really makes the difference when you stay on campus? students who stay off campus tend to hate their university... I want to be sure before making a decision regarding my accomodation
    I lived at home during my time at Keele and commuted. I didn't have a bad experience, although I didn't tend to go out to the Student Union for social events. I had friends who also lived off campus and they were more outgoing than me and this didn't disadvantage them. Newcastle-under-Lyme is close by and you can easily commute in. There are regular bus services plus a night bus which drives to nearby areas to drop students off (I believe).

    I would recommend you visit the Keele University forum on this site to have a look at what others think/have experienced

    Good luck with your decision.
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    Maths is amazing at Keele - I studied it there so partly a biased review! But seriously.

    The teaching is great but the support you receive is fantastic. Whenever I was stuck, I could always go to see someone and never felt like an inconvenience. Plus it has a beautiful campus. Sure, there are issues with certain accommodation (what university doesn't share this problem) so it's advisable to apply early to get a good place.

    Future employability and prospective opportunities are great too. Someone who graduated alongside me has gone to Imperial to study MRes & PhD (CDT), and others have gone onto do MScs/PhDs across the country.
    Does Keele really show students everything they need to know about maths? because I want to study every aspect of the subject so I don't have to restrict my career to the educational field.
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    I will name the routes people have gone down after graduating from my course: Audit Assistant, Biostatistician (after Msc), Document Analyst, Teacher, Management Accountant, MScs in Maths Biology, Medical Statistics, Computer Science. So it is evident that the material is quite broad and provides sufficient understanding for you to specialise in many fields, depending on your chosen modules. Have a further look on the website at the modules if you haven't done so.

    What do you want to do with your maths degree?
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    Depends on why you want to study it. In general QMUL has more optional modules, and introduces to harder compulsory topics a year earlier than Keele. You should also take into consideration of costs (London is very expensive)

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    Does Keele really show students everything they need to know about maths? because I want to study every aspect of the subject so I don't have to restrict my career to the educational field.
    No university will teach you everything you need to know, because Maths is a VERY VERY wide subject. It's impossible to learn every aspect of Maths due to how broad it is and also the fact that there are new fields being discovered/developed constantly.

    Regardless of which uni you go to, you will learn beyond the basic fields of Mathematics (e.g. linear algebra, real analysis, differential equations). Majority of the stuff you will learn at (pretty much every) uni you won't really use in the real world. Also majority of graduate careers do not require a specific degree, so regardless of where you go or study you'll still be treated and judged equally. Maths is a highly sought degree in many employment sector purely because of its problem solving nature.
 
 
 
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