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Dawn Coghlan

Dawn is a MMath student who enjoys being able to explore openly both pure and applied maths with very much a balance between the two.

What is your course of study?

Mathematical Science BSc / MMath

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

I chose to study at City because of the exciting location. I grew up in Devon and City offered me the option to go to university in a busy, exciting city that I could explore. Combined with the surrounding areas of Islington, excellent career prospects and that City provided the MMath course that I wanted to study, it seemed like a good fit.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I enjoy being able to explore openly both pure and applied maths with very much a balance between the two. It means that you can really find out what do you and don't enjoy studying in mathematics and I believe makes you a more rounded mathematician.

What has been your favourite module and why?

My favourite module has been conducting my own math project, very similar to a dissertation and meant that I could conduct my own research and learn at my own pace and push myself however much I wanted to. Seeing as it was in a topic I chose and wanted to explore I found it very enjoyable learning and presenting my research.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

The highlight of my course has been my achievements. Because the courses at City are so varied and the lecturers are really engaging you naturally become more and more motivated each year and so far my grades have been very good.

If you could give one piece of advice to a prospective City MMath student, what would it be?

One thing for new students to be reassured about is that the lecturers are lovely and very approachable. It's not how I imagined being where there's a very thick line between myself and the lecturers and almost a sense of fear of being able to talk to them, it's very much the opposite. You can go to their office  or email them anytime and they will always help as much as possible and you feel able to talk to them about your personal life if you need any help or support with anything outside of university.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

Once I graduate I plan on going into asset and wealth management. With support from City's Professional Liaison Unit, I was successful to get onto an internship programme and I now have a job in the field I wanted to go into, lined up for when I graduate.

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