Darya enjoys researching theorems that have been mentioned in her Maths lectures and finding out who came up with them.
This interest has helped her to improve her grades. She now knows how to look for relevant books and information for her coursework.
Her Maths degree has also enhanced Darya’s Sudoku skills!
What are the top attributes you’ve developed through your degree?
Curiosity and openness to change:
One attribute I feel I’ve developed throughout my studies so far is my curiosity. Not only does Maths rely heavily on skill but also one must be interested in the subject. I really enjoy looking up a theorem after a lecturer mentions it or just researching who discovered it.
The ability to reflect upon and assess my own progress:
I’ve also improved the ability to reflect upon and assess my own progress. I enjoy looking back at my grades and seeing what I need to focus on and how I can improve my grades. Hobby-wise, I enjoy doing mathematical puzzles such as Sudoku – I’ve noticed that as the year goes by I definitely found it easier and quicker to complete these puzzles.
Critically evaluate the reliability of different sources of information:
Thanks to the business management side of my degree, I’ve expanded my ability to critically evaluate the reliability of different sources of information. For example, when I go to the library I know where to look for a certain book or how to find someone’s quote, and I know which websites to look at on the internet.
What are the top attributes you’ve developed through a chosen module?
Develop effective spoken and written English:
My module Fundamentals of Management required to me to do an assignment last term – I chose to do my on the impact of globalization on Jamaica’s International Trade Laws. I found that this really exerted my written skills and I found the argument very interesting.
Use technologies to access and interpret information effectively:
Through my introduction to the Statistics Module, I am now able to use technologies to access and interpret information effectively. We use a database called Minitab every week – this database is used to calculate certain statistics. Although it was very difficult at first, I’ve definitely found it much easier and it’ll be very useful in the real world.