Mathematics & Statistics (MMath)Ross McWilliam

I’ve just recently graduated with a MMath in Mathematics & Statistics. I’ve tried to make the most out of my undergraduate career from a social aspect, whilst maintaining a high standard in my academic progression. I had to work part-time and this is just something that is unfortunately needed for most students, although you try and make the most from this as well – at the end of the day, it adds to the experience.

I chose to study at Strathclyde mainly because of its reputation as being one of the best universities in Scotland, and in fact the UK. Not only that, but I was also drawn to Strathclyde because of its city centre location and the attraction of surrounding bars and venues, as well as the city centre buzz.

George Square in the sunshine

I chose to study Maths & Statistics because in school, Maths was the only subject I both enjoyed and was good at. I chose to incorporate the statistics into my degree after second year of uni, and after two years of compulsory Stats classes as I was really enjoying these classes.

The thing I have liked most about my course is the people (students and lecturers) that I have met and got to know over the past five years. I’ve learned a lot of new things – about Maths and myself. I’ve made friends for life. I’ve had the best five years and at the end of the day, I’ve got a good degree!

"Over the past five years I’ve loved my time at Strathclyde."

Strathclyde is a great place to be and has some brilliant facilities. After graduating, I plan to return to Strathclyde and do a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Mathematics.

For anyone thinking of coming to study at Strathclyde...Just go for it; you’re coming to a great Uni and if you’re willing to get involved, you’ll have the best experience.

Ross McWilliam holding his dissertation with Rottenrow Gardens and Livingston Tower in the background