Joined EMS: 2015
Former School: Penair School
School Type: 11 – 16 state school
Studied in addition to Maths and Further Maths: Physics and Computer Science
Since starting at university I have become extremely keen on competitive ballroom dancing, I particularly enjoy the dressing up and the element of teamwork that comes from having to dance and train with a partner. I also enjoy (board and PC) games, generally the more complicated the better.
Picking competitive ballroom dancing as the subject of my third-year mathematics extended essay paper and getting a first for that paper. I credit my experience doing the EMC in giving me confidence that a good mathematics paper can be created from almost any topic if it is a topic that you care about.
It’s a close tie between the weekly board-games night at the flat and organising the EMS Starcraft Tournament for two years.
The amount of autonomy students had to come up with ideas for clubs/events/Starcraft Tournaments and then make those things a reality.
If you think this is the sort of place that you might enjoy then you probably will. If you don’t, then you might be pleasantly surprised.