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Maths graduate scoops top award

Posted on 22/08/2011

A Maths graduate at Royal Holloway, University of London has been awarded a prestigious academic honour placing him among the top mathematical achievers in the country.

Jonathan Grant, who graduated with a first class degree this summer, received the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) award in recognition of his high achievements.

Jonathan consistently scored top grades throughout his course, averaging 95% in his first year, 94% in his second year and 95% in his final year, which also earned him the College’s Martin Holloway prize for academic and intellectual distinction.

“It’s great to receive these awards,” Jonathan said. “At school I wasn’t a natural at Maths and I have always had to work hard at it so it’s nice to get an award. At university you go back to basics and learn the whole theory of maths, which worked for me. It just clicked for me and I could see how everything worked.”

Jonathan decided to study Maths at Royal Holloway as he felt it would offer him good job prospects, with the subject opening up careers in physical and natural sciences and increasingly in the Social Sciences, Economics, Management, IT and elsewhere.

Jonathan said: “I really enjoyed my course and would recommend maths to anyone thinking about studying it.”


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