Student Vlog – Curtis – Mathematics

Student Vlog – Curtis – Mathematics


Hi my name is Curtis and I’m a second year student in the School of Mathematics I’m going to give you an insight into what it’s like to live here the University of Birmingham. So this evening our departmental society the Maths society are running a University Challenge style event so we’re going to go to that me and my friends and see if one of our teams can win fingers crossed we can do it which country is completely landlocked by one other country? Lichtenstein Lichtenstein is not on here I’m afraid Germany Germany is not either. So our team came first. Maths Soc’s the winners this year and we’re gonna have a celebration tonight and that’s going to be really good fun I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the second assignment get you thinking that something you might work on This is our 2MI cause when we study mathematics in industry, at a moment our group are studying a project about communicating maths to non- specialists Something that the School of maths runs is what’s called a midterm musings which is where every so often throughout the term students and staff come together informally just to meet and socialise we talked about events going on As a second year we can volunteer to do what are called PASS sessions which is where we help out first years with their problem sheets one of my friends is doing a PASS session now and we’re going to go to have a quick look inside This is our 2MP course where we study programming at the moment we’re learning C++ so we can compute our own programs So the Head of the college of sciences is currently running an event for society committee members as a member of MathsSoc I’ve been invited and we can talk to other societies and committee members about our ideas future perhaps collaborations and work which again so I should get 1 plus I this time so this is our example class every two weeks we have one of these for each module and when we do this we just talk about our problem sheets and ask post graduates about questions, what do you think of them? very useful Guild of Students also our student union Mermaid Square Joe’s bar where you can get food Eva and Sasha don’t worry about it they’re going to hate me back to the MLC and we’re back for lunch. What are you revising for? Stats. When’s the stats test? Tomorrow Are you scared? Maybe Let’s have a look at the maths applying for this summer? I’m hoping to go to… Once a week in small peer groups we meet with the lecturer this tutor helps us to work on problems in our problem sheet and also helps us improve our employability skills… so I’m applying to that one hopefully soon when it’s available home time end of the week and we’re done it was great fun So it’s coming up to the end of the week now and it’s two of my housemates’ birthdays a few days apart so we’re going to do something together so me and my house are all about to go for a meal and then we’re going to go bowling as well so it’s going to quite a nice evening. It’s about 20 minute here from the University so we’re going to get some food now and we’ll go bowling Here’s dinner Let’s see if we can win So this has been a week in the life of a Mathematics student I hope you enjoyed and learnt something from it