We’ve put together the perfect starter kit for all the students starting a degree in the maths department at university this year. We also sit down with our Marketing Analyst, Minhaz, as he talks us through his best tips and tricks to schooling your degree.
A laptop and a tablet in one, you don’t need to be great at maths to work out that one’s a great deal. The Microsoft Surface Pro is built for convenience with a 10.5-hour battery life and detachable keyboard. It’s just 1.17kg, so you can throw it over your shoulder when you’re running late for a lecture.
Just because your subject is complex doesn’t mean you need to duplicate that with your tech. Save on stacks of textbooks by having them all downloaded in one space – this will also help to keep your surroundings tidy so you can fully focus!
Accuracy is key! This wireless keyboard and mouse set is the perfect accessory for your monitor, because it does away with messy cables. It means you won’t need to bother with connections and ports, and get straight into the calculations.
The Microsoft 365 Home and Student bundle is an absolute must for anyone starting university, regardless of the degree. It includes all the classics - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – so you can complete all kinds of assignments, take lecture notes and so much more!
The last thing you want is a security threat when you’ve got deadlines to hit. McAfee is super-efficient anti-virus software that offers total protection for PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets. No matter what you’re studying, it’s important to keep your tech safe from viruses.
Hi, my name is Minhaz and I currently work as a Marketing Analyst within the Commercial department at AO. I studied Mathematics at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
I was a ‘first generation’ student (which simply means the first to go to university in my family) and I can say it’s the best thing I have done. The course enabled me to pursue my interests in numbers and has provided the foundations for my analytics career to date.
There are many opportunities at university. Take the time to understand exactly what areas you’re strong in, it’ll help you decide on a career path after graduation. Plus, there are some Mathematics modules you’ll have to take to pursue certain careers.
Find the balance between work and play. It is easy to become distracted when at university, so always take a minute to remember why you’re there. You don’t want regrets once it’s too late.
Embrace further reading. Mathematics is a broad field that’s constantly evolving. Further reading outside of lectures is just as important as the lectures themselves.
The best laptops for any kind of programming are ones with lots of processing power, speed and storage. It’s also a good idea to consider one with a comfortable keyboard and high-resolution display, as you’ll be doing lots of typing and spend hours looking at the screen.
You’ll probably be introduced to calculations software on your course, so a laptop will be essential for learning outside the lecture hall or library. As a student, you’ll benefit from a lightweight model that’s easily portable and a long battery life.
Install antivirus software to help protect against threats and viruses that could cause you to lose work, someone to gain access to your personal details, or compromise the speed of your computer or laptop. It is important to install an antivirus on any device whether it’s Windows, Mac, Android or iOS. To make sure you’re protected when online, shop our selection of McAfee and Norton security software.