Alumni profiles

Philippa Tilley, Mathematics with Management BSc

I am currently working as a Senior Associate, midway through my second year of the Deloitte Audit graduate scheme in London, specialising in the insurance industry.

Modules in my BSc set me up very well for my chosen career choice. The management modules gave me a broad understanding of business as a whole, and the maths side taught me the technical aspects and mathematical skills which are core to my job today. The department was proactive in providing careers advice and had many visitors and talks which targeted mathematics students, leading me to the job I am in now!

The department was inclusive and the personal tutor system was very efficient in providing support and addressing any concerns that students had throughout their degree, during both regular one-on-one meetings and whole-department meetings. The staff were all friendly and approachable.

The mixture of lectures and seminars was very effective as it gave students the opportunity to practice the skills themselves, which is key. It also increased the contact hours on the course, which is important for a technical degree like maths. I thoroughly enjoyed my whole time at Leicester, and would highly recommend my course - in particular to anyone wishing to embark upon the ACA or a career in financial business.

Kieran William Newman, Mathematics with Astronomy BSc

I was accepted onto an MSc programme at the University of Leeds shortly before graduation, to study Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics. I was recently accepted onto a PhD program at the National Oceanography Centre/University of Liverpool, studying the simulation and validation of wave-tide interactions, funded by the National Environment Research Council, and will be starting in October.

My course helped me in a number of ways - detailed study of partial differential equations was invaluable in the later fluid dynamics work I have done, and the grounding in MATLAB I gained has been extremely useful in modelling oceanic phenomena.