- Course: Financial Mathematics BSc
- Year of graduation: 2019
Life after graduation
“Since my graduation in 2019, I joined Ernst & Young (EY) Mauritius as part of the rather newly formed quants team. I was approached by the team because of the skills I had acquired at the University of Leeds as part of my undergraduate course.
My day-to-day job consists of manipulating, cleaning, analysing and working around big data for major banks in Mauritius in their quest to derive their Credit Risk model; through statistical software such as R-Studio (various statistical modules I had taken at Undergrad level required usage of this software ); SAS and Python.”
“I can proudly say that Leeds was my first choice when applying to universities. The University of Leeds is ranked amongst the best universities in the UK for the course I applied and after further research, it also provided one of the best ‘student life’ as a bonus.”
The best aspect of studying maths at Leeds
The best aspect of studying the course was the involvement of the professors and tutors in the application part of the course.
“The best aspect of studying the course was the involvement of the professors and tutors in the application part of the course. We had numerous practical sessions on R-Studio and Excel. The sessions were hard to grasp at first because I was a beginner and had no idea how coding worked, but I eventually got around with the help of tutors and assignments. I managed to land a job in that specific field which then shaped my entire future. I discovered a passion for Data Science and plan on furthering my skills on the latter.”
Advice to future students
“I would advise anyone thinking of applying for this course to go for it, especially since the University is putting more and more emphasis on the practical part (applications to real-life problems, introduction to numerous software and coding) of the course. Take every opportunity to learn from the best in this particular field and believe that you can make it.”
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