Amber Burton - BSc Mathematics with Statistics
The part of my degree that I enjoyed the most was being inspired by my lecturers daily. Their passions are so contagious, and I could not help but be incredibly inspired.
I did my dissertation in collaboration with the NHS Blood and Transplant team. I carried out survival analysis on real life liver transplant data, in order to help with the research used to develop the new transplant benefit score, which assigns an available liver to the patient on the waiting list that will benefit the most from it.
It enabled me to meet statisticians in the NHS and see the incredible work they are doing and how medical statistics has a massive impact on people's lives.
Our lecturers showed us how to use the problem solving skills and logical minds we'd already developed through written maths work to learn a variety of programs, which helped me to get my dream job.
At Portsmouth, the lecturers genuinely care about your progress. There are so many opportunities for support like the Maths Café, one to one maths tutoring and one to one computer program support. I felt like I could email any of my lecturers needing help and they would invite you to sit down in your office and go through it patiently.
Furthermore, the Apps Anywhere programs allowed me to learn lots of programs such as Matlab or Simul8, which without university I could not have afforded as an individual learner.