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Maths at Notts

Hey I'm a second year BSc Maths student, feel free to ask me anything! I also lived on campus in halls last year and I'm originally from Notts so I know quite a bit about the city as well :smile:)
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Reply 1
Original post by LibertyoLee99
Hey I'm a second year BSc Maths student, feel free to ask me anything! I also lived on campus in halls last year and I'm originally from Notts so I know quite a bit about the city as well :smile:)

Hi,
I've had my offers and deciding between Notts, Bath and Loughboro. The courses look similar but the Notts accomodation applications open early March which means I guess I would need to know by them by firm and assurance...and its on a first come basis. Considering I would want to be in s/catered and near campus I feel pressure to decide asap.

Would be interested in your thoughts and experience overall in everything maths and location wise.
Thanks.
Original post by beckyc1
Hi,
I've had my offers and deciding between Notts, Bath and Loughboro. The courses look similar but the Notts accomodation applications open early March which means I guess I would need to know by them by firm and assurance...and its on a first come basis. Considering I would want to be in s/catered and near campus I feel pressure to decide asap.

Would be interested in your thoughts and experience overall in everything maths and location wise.
Thanks.

Hiya

Firstly, well done on your offers!! I really enjoy doing maths here and am loving the course.
So far my favourite parts have been learning how to code in python (from never having done any coding before uni!) which there has been loads of support in and it is so cool, as well as being able to choose elective modules in 2nd and 3rd year. This means that in each of these years you can do 20 credits (2 modules or 1 bigger module) in a different school in the uni and it'll still go towards your degree (and won't change the name of your degree or anything etc). This year I have chosen to do a developmental psychology and a teaching module but I know people who have done languages, and humanities subjects too. I think this is a great opportunity that not many unis offer as it gives you chance to learn something completely new and different without expectations of prior knowledge as well as being able to choose something career related- and of course you can choose to do more maths with these modules too!
For accommodation- i defo felt the pressure too but i dont think you should as accommodation is guaranteed for all 1st years! I stayed in catered as I wanted to be located on campus however broadgate is a great self catered option that is very close to campus too. I really liked the social side of being in catered halls as everyone eats together in the dining halls.

Any more questions then just ask!
Reply 3
Hi! Probably doing maths at notts. How's the nightlife there? Does the city get boring? And how many lectures do you have a week? Do you feel like you have much free time or is the workload a lot? Does it feel like you have a similar amount of work as other students you know on other courses? Thanks!
Original post by santi04
Hi! Probably doing maths at notts. How's the nightlife there? Does the city get boring? And how many lectures do you have a week? Do you feel like you have much free time or is the workload a lot? Does it feel like you have a similar amount of work as other students you know on other courses? Thanks!

Hiya, thats great! The nightlife is so good here- theres plenty of clubs and bars, as well as constant student based events so it never gets boring! We also have a student only club which is great! There's also plenty of things to do during the day around the city. In first year I had about 12 hours of lectures a week plus some workshops, problem classes etc. If I attended all of the additional support like problem classes, drop ins etc I wouldn't need to do loads of work outside of that. If you balance your time well there's still plenty of time to join whichever societies and sports you want to as well as socialising- I probably thought I had a similar workload as my friends on other courses. This changes throughout the year though as my friends with loads of coursework/essay based modules/subjects seemed to have a lot more deadlines throughout the year but had much more free time around exam periods etc.
Reply 5
Original post by LibertyoLee99
Hiya, thats great! The nightlife is so good here- theres plenty of clubs and bars, as well as constant student based events so it never gets boring! We also have a student only club which is great! There's also plenty of things to do during the day around the city. In first year I had about 12 hours of lectures a week plus some workshops, problem classes etc. If I attended all of the additional support like problem classes, drop ins etc I wouldn't need to do loads of work outside of that. If you balance your time well there's still plenty of time to join whichever societies and sports you want to as well as socialising- I probably thought I had a similar workload as my friends on other courses. This changes throughout the year though as my friends with loads of coursework/essay based modules/subjects seemed to have a lot more deadlines throughout the year but had much more free time around exam periods etc.

sounds good! thanks so much for the reply!

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