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Support

Supporting your Studies

There are many sources to support you through your studies. In the first instance, you might try:

  • Moodle, the College-wide online learning environment
  • The Library (If you ever need a textbook from the library and there aren't enough copies request more!)
  • Lecturer's office hours
  • Workshops (first and second year)

For a broader discussion, your personal adviser should be you first call, with the Director of Teaching being another option. You could also bring up any issues you have with your representative on the Student-Staff committee.

Additional materials that might help to suport your studies include:

  • Computer Centre IT training
  • Training for College Calculators- MapleTA has an introduction to the college calculators. Log on using your CC ID, click on "Find classes open for registration", and register for "General Mathematics". You can then take the assignment "Introduction to College Calculators".
  • Please visit the Mathematical Software page for information about how to obtain, and how to use, the software packages Mathematica, MapleTA, LaTeX and Minitab.
  • Past exam papers can be accessed via the Library Website. Note that if you are off campus, you need to be signed in to the college VPN for the maths papers to show up. No solutions to past exam papers will be provided.

Further Support

As ever, if you're not sure who to talk to, start with your personal adviser; they will try to direct you to the right place. Another option is to talk to the Senior Faculty Administrator. This is also useful for keeping the department informed of circumstances that might be influencing your studies, although if you miss any lectures, you still need to fill in the correct paperwork and submit it to the Maths office.

You might find further useful information in the undergraduate handbook.

Careers Support

When you're thinking about your future career (and the sooner you do this, the better), an important aspect is preparing your CV. Once you've prepared a version, you might discuss it with your personal adviser. After all, if you're using them as a reference, you should be sending them a copy any way. You might also be interested in:

  • Careers service. Look at the "appointments" section for details of how they can help with CV writing and interview experience. There's also Maths specific information.
  • CV writing exercise which takes place in the second year.
  • Dr Koloydenko is the careers contact, and organises some seminars.
  • Maths Careers website

You could also think about how your degree is helping to prepare you for the workplace. Are you used to planning your time, working to deadlines? Have you gained any experience working in groups? Have you done any public speaking/presentations? Have you gained any IT skills?

Forthcoming Careers Events

 

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Careers in: Retail

Careers in: Retail
Date
24/01/2017
Location:
Careers Centre, Horton Building
Description
This workshop is designed to help you figure out what options are available for you in retail.

Road to Retail

Road to Retail
Date
24/01/2017
Location:
Arts Building Lecture Theatre 3
Description
Hear from alumni working in different facets of retail and how you can take your first steps towards your retail career.
Thursday 26th January 2017

Mock Assessment Centre with Tesco

Mock Assessment Centre with Tesco
Date
26/01/2017
Location:
Moore 0-02/0-03
Description
Do you have an assessment centre coming up and need the inside scoop on how to get through to the next stage of the application?
Monday 30th January 2017

Applying for Postgraduate study

Applying for Postgraduate study
Date
30/01/2017
Location:
Careers Centre
Description
This workshop will help you understand: What postgrad recruiters are looking for. How to make your application stand out. What sort of information to include in your personal statement.
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Finding Internships and Work Experience

Finding Internships and Work Experience
Date
31/01/2017
Location:
Careers Centre
Description
We'll look at the best places to search for vacancies, tips on making the best application and how you can make speculative applications.
Wednesday 1st February 2017

Speed Mock Interviews

Speed Mock Interviews
Date
01/02/2017
Location:
Careers Centre
Description
Know what job you want? Come along for a 20 minute practice interview session. Turn up with a job in mind and our expert interviewers will ask you the key questions and show you how to improve your performance.
Thursday 2nd February 2017

International Students: Working in the UK

International Students:  Working in the UK
Date
02/02/2017
Location:
MBLT
Description
Essential information on visas and other helpful advice for international students who are planning to remain in the UK to work after their studies.

CVs and Applications for Arts and Humanities

CVs and Applications for Arts and Humanities
Date
02/02/2017
Location:
Careers Centre
Description
Learn to express the high level research, technical and analytical skills in your CV you get from your degree. In this interactive workshop we will investigate what recruiters are looking for and how you can make sure it shines through on your CV.
Friday 3rd February 2017

Champion Interview Skills with CBRE

Champion Interview Skills with CBRE
Date
03/02/2017
Location:
McCrea 201
Description
Come and hear from CBRE, the world's leading commercial real estate and investment firm, in how they can help you be a champion interviewee.
Monday 6th February 2017

MARKETING & PR WEEK: CVs and Applications for Marketing, PR & More!

MARKETING & PR WEEK:  CVs and Applications for Marketing, PR & More!
Date
06/02/2017
Location:
HLT1
Description
Discover the skills and personal qualities that you need to communicate in your CV to catch the eye of employers.
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