My placement experience


Student profile

Ffion Phillips

"I have always loved the challenges that Maths has brought and that it is used in a variety of ways. The Mathematics course at the University of Surrey is well structured with each year leading on from the previous."

Placement company
Cummins Turbo Technologies

"After coming to an Open Day at the University of Surrey, I could really imagine myself studying here. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and the lecturers in the Mathematics department were reassuring and I left feeling more confident about the course and coming to university.

I have always loved the challenges that Maths has brought and that it is used in a variety of ways. The Mathematics course at the University of Surrey is well structured with each year leading on from the previous.

Ffion Phillips
Ffion Phillips

I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering more about the subject and having the flexibility to study areas that I like most. 

The lecturers are always happy to help. They are easily accessible where I can talk to them during or after lectures, speak to them in their offices or ask questions over email. They offer a lot of support in tutorials every week, as well as organising revision sessions before exams.

I am an active member of the Mathematics Society which is a great chance to get to know my course mates at fun social events. Previously, I have taken on the role of Treasurer where I have gained invaluable skills that I have taken with me into my professional training year.

I secured my Professional Training placement at Cummins Turbo Technologies, an engineering company, as an analyst.

"I would recommend a placement year to anyone as it has enhanced my University experience."

 

During this year, I have learned so much about the industry, growing both personally and professionally. I have gained some extremely valuable experience and great references which will benefit me when I look for a graduate job. I have made new friends and even managed to save some money.

I joined the Women’s Rugby team and learning a new sport has been exciting. My time at University wouldn’t be the same without rugby matches and socials. The facilities at the Surrey Sports Park are superb and only a short walk away. It is a place where I spend a lot of my time, from rugby training and matches, to gym workouts, rock climbing and badminton games with friends.

The university has a great community feel which has helped me gain more confidence to try new experiences. I have made lifelong friends and amazing memories which has made studying at the University of Surrey the best time of my life."

 

Discover more about our mathematics programmes, including our BSc Mathematics.

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