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Meet the Undergraduate – Pabiha Arulanantham

In this blog, BSc Mathematics and Actuarial Science student, Pabiha Arulanantham, discusses her experience at the School and gives tips to prospective students. 


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Why did you decide to study Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Queen Mary?

I attended a Taster Day here at Queen Mary University when I was in Year 12 and I was very impressed with how friendly and approachable the academic environment is. Queen Mary made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. In particular, what I like about my degree is that it’s very practical and for some of its modules, the learning can be applied to real-life situations. Queen Mary has also helped me become very independent with my learning and has provided me with key study skills.

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to be able to do a graduate scheme to develop my skills further. At the moment, I am also teaching Maths part-time and working as an ambassador has really helped me gain teaching experience. 

If you were to give one piece of advice to prospective Queen Mary Maths students, what would that be?

I would advise them to think about what their true passion is and, if they are really interested in pursuing Maths, then this degree is right for them. Studying Maths at university is different from studying it in high school as it requires a high level of commitment. Therefore, I would also recommend that they attend all the lectures. Joining societies is also important as well as getting involved in events and networking. Overall, if maths is something you are really good at, I think you will enjoy studying it here.


Learn more about studying Mathematics with Actuarial Science