Meet our students and graduates
We asked some of our students and graduates to share their experiences of studying for a PhD in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
"The School of Mathematics and Statistics is an excellent school for research, providing sufficient support and training for its students... It offers lots of events in which students, staff, visiting scholars and research assistants all participate, making it a great environment to work and socialise in."
"My supervisor and the rest of the research group were fantastically supportive and enabled me to mature as a researcher and work independently... I was able to broaden my experience by attending several specialist summer schools and conferences, where I was able to present my work in front of an international audience."
"There are many opportunities to develop academic and personal skills. Postgraduate students are encouraged to assist in the undergraduate tutorials and homework marking which improves your teaching skills and of course provides some useful pocket money."
"During my time here, I received great support and help from my supervisor and other lecturers. I enjoyed the weekly seminars arranged by the department, which offer wonderful opportunities for students to explore a wide range of research topics and meet and interact with excellent speakers from other universities."
"I was initially drawn to Sheffield because of the status of the University but after visiting for an open day I was also taken in by the beauty of the city. Sheffield is a very friendly city, it's big enough to suit everybody's tastes but small enough to make you feel like you belong to a community."
"As a member of the School of Maths and Stats there are lots of opportunities to further your knowledge. Many students go to conference and present posters or give talks. In addition, in the first year of a PhD, some statistics students attend residential training weeks which are hosted at universities around the country."