Jack Shardlow

Current student

Course
Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc
Study area
Mathematical Sciences

Studying at Loughborough as an undergrad was three of the best years of my life. I wished to continue Loughborough experience, gain a MSc to further improve my job prospects and be able to use the world-class sports facilities on a day to day basis.

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

Studying at Loughborough as an undergrad was three of the best years of my life. I wished to continue Loughborough experience, gain a MSc to further improve my job prospects and be able to use the world-class sports facilities on a day to day basis.

What do you enjoy the most about your programme?

The modules Mathematical Modelling I and II. I liked how the projects that were set in these modules were quite open ended and you so could go on to investigate a section that intrigued you the most.

Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student?

A typical Friday: Wake up and walk in for morning lectures. After lunch, do a few hours study and perhaps head to the Maths Learning Support Centre to clarify any work I was having difficulty with. Early dinner before going to BUCS table tennis training at 6. Head back to accommodation for a quick shower before a beer at the PGIF postgrad event at the Students Union.

How do you like to spend your time away from your studies?

This academic year I was fortunate enough to be the Captain of the Mens 1st Team for Table Tennis here. I also enjoyed the regular Development Squad training sessions for Tennis in the state-of-the- art centre that is here. In addition, I enjoyed going clubbing a few times a week.

Why did you decide to study?

I wanted to improve my job prospects.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully in a mathematical modelling role in the pharmaceutical industry or similar role.

If you could give one piece of advice to a future student, what would it be?

The projects in the coursework based modules are quite engaging and it is easy to spend a lot of time perfecting your work. It is then important to ensure you are allowing enough time to do the weekly problem sheets for the exam based modules too.