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Building great foundations for degree study

Beth Singleton describes how studying close to home, in familiar surroundings, on a Foundation Entry Degree has paid off when she didn’t get the results she wanted. Her top tip is to work hard, ask for help and try not to stress out too much, as your time at University will be over before you know it.

Beth Singleton is studying a Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics.
Beth Singleton is studying a Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics.

“After not getting the results I expected, I enrolled onto the University’s BSc (Hons) Mathematics Foundation Entry Degree course. I wanted to be close to home, in familiar surroundings and rebuilding my confidence in a subject I enjoy.

"I hoped to further understand more difficult concepts that I had struggled to grasp. After working hard and attending all of my lectures, I was delighted with my results and even achieved student of the year.

"Unlike other universities, here the modules explore both the pure and applied sides of mathematics, so you can discover what you prefer and it helps with future career options.

"There are wonderful facilities that help enhance the learning experience. The library offers a quiet place for working on assignments, with access to books to research topics. There’s also The Foster Social Space where you can discuss work with friends and socialise with others."

"The lecturers are extremely helpful and are more than willing to spend time ensuring you understand any challenging concept or theorem. Tutorials are good for getting answers to queries on a more one to one level. Lecturers really know their students.

"My tip is to work hard and don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed. Try not to stress out too much and remember to enjoy your time at University, it’ll be over before you know it.”