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Student Case Studies

Find out what some of our undergraduate maths, stats and physics students say about their course and take a look at the career paths of some of our alumni.

Our students

Alex, Mathematics and Statistics BSc Honours

Nationality: Polish “I absolutely loved Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations, the lecturer took the already interesting subject to a whole new level.”

Andreas, Mathematics and Statistics BSc Honours

Nationality: Cypriot “I was thrilled to know that I would be learning coding (Python and R), Stats, Applied and Pure Maths. Gaining all the essential knowledge to work in many industries after I graduate”

Antonia, Mathematics BSc Honours

Nationality: Cypriot “My Personal Tutor was always helpful, not only with any academic queries but also with any mental health concerns, which I really appreciated”

Amruth, Mathematics BSc Honours

Nationality: Indian “The versatility of Mathematics is something that appealed to me greatly, it widened my job prospects and will allow me to go down the career I’m interested in.”

Ankit, Mathematics and Economics BSc Honours

Nationality: Indian “The transition from A-Level to University was made quite easy because of the Transition Officer, who helped me a lot along the way as I settled into a new city and started a different stage of my life”

Daryna, Mathematics MMath Honours

Nationality: Ukranian “Newcastle University provided support and resources for refugees like myself and was committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for me”

Dimitris, Mathematics BSc Honours

Nationality: Cypriot “I always look forward to meeting some of my lecturers during their in-person office hours and discussing the possibilities of mathematics beyond our modules.”

Kaushik, Mathematics and Statistics MMathStat

Nationality: Indian “When I started the course, I was anxious about the level of practical/coding elements I had to learn and now, I wish there was more practical/coding aspects to the course!”

Rafaella, Mathematics BSc Honours

Nationality: Cypriot “The student community is very friendly and supportive within my subject. I immediately made new friends through the lectures and problem classes where we all shared ideas about each topic.”

Global Opportunities

Erin, Mathematics MMath

Global Opportunity: Outreach Trip to Cyprus “I wanted an opportunity to push my boundaries, as well as gaining more experience in teaching”

Nicole, Mathematics and Statistics BSc

Global Opportunity: Outreach Trip to Cyprus “This trip has helped me to gain a place on an initial teacher training course as not many other applicants had international experience in teaching.”

Alex, Mathematics BSc with Year Abroad

Global Opportunity: Study Abroad at Technical University Munich "It was a beautiful experience as I got to experience life from a different perspective.”


Sorcha, Analyst at Goldman Sachs

"(my course) gave me the skill set, and importantly the social skills, which are key to success in a grad job at a high profile firm."

Sophie, Operational Research Analyst at Department for Work and Pensions

"I found most of my modules to be really interesting, lecturers were happy to help on assignments and I liked the structure of the course."

Craig, Investment Banking Analyst at Exotix Capital

"(I liked the) breadth of modules. In third year I had a wide variety of courses available to me to choose from."

Ashleigh, Graduate Insight Manager at O2

"(The course) definitely helped me learn to present and talk, as well as work in groups, which is crucial."

Harry, Global Purchasing Operations Business Partner at Jaguar Land Rover

"I liked the variety of subjects and the complete free reign over module choices in our final year as it meant we could tailor our degree to our liking."

Doug, Climate Science Researcher

"I wouldn't be doing what I am today without Newcastle University"

Emma, Catastrophe Modeller

"The second I arrived I knew that Newcastle University was the place for me."

Kathryn, PhD student 

"I think very highly of the School of Maths, Stats and Physics. The staff are all really friendly and helpful."

Caroline, Data Scientist

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying maths at Newcastle University, it provided me with many academic and professional skills that are essential for my job."

Huakai, Data Scientist

"After I completed my Mathematics and Statistics degree, I went on study for an MSc in Data Science at the School of Computing. This built on my interest in statistics from my Undergraduate degree."