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Student stories


Francesca Stranders: a life-changing experience

Francesca lined up a graduate role as a result of her industry experience and strongly encourages others to consider the benefits of completing a placement year.


Sally Cockayne: opening doors with a mathematics degree

Sally thoroughly enjoyed her university experience in the Department, completing an enriching placement year at GlaxoSmithKline.  


Alice Winduss: developing professional skills

Alice Winduss attained a role in the University of Reading's Planning & Strategy Office after completing her BSc Mathematics degree.


Connor Vidal-Cocker: achieving academic excellence

In the final year of his BSc Mathematics degree, Connor already had a job lined up for after graduation. 

Gwen Perry: placement with Thames Water

Gwen felt well supported throughout her placement year as a data analyst at Thames Water.

Marcus Denton: applying through Clearing

Marcus came to the University of Reading through Clearing to study BSc Mathematics with a Placement Year.


Sam Middlicott: building a career path

Sam found the opportunities that accompany studying BSc Mathematics at Reading to be far more wide-ranging that he had ever imagined.

Sangham Thapa: from Hong Kong to the UK government, via the University of Reading

Sangham Thapa discusses his placement as an analyst within the UK government.


Anca Curelea: getting career ready with placement

Anca spent a summer on placement with Amazon, an experience she found to be extremely beneficial.

Staff stories


Paul Glaister

In 2023, Paul Glaister, our Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, received several prestigious national appointments to add to his existing portfolio.


Sue Todd: cost-effective clinical trials

Professor Sue Todd’s research combines methodological work on novel statistical design and analysis approaches with practical research to facilitate implementation of statistical methods in the healthcare sector.

Abhishek Pal Majumder: predicting the unpredictable

Dr Abhishek Pal Majumder specialises in applied statistics and probability, with research topics including stochastic processes, time series models and econometric models.

Sugata Mondal: mathematical clarity

Dr Sugata Mondal's research focuses on small eigenvalues of surfaces and the hot spots problem for Euclidean domains, which has had a significant impact for academics within the mathematical community.

Zuowei Wang: smart sustainable technologies

Dr Zuowei Wang focuses on how the raw polymer materials behave under various processing conditions and uses his findings to improve existing, or design new plastic manufacturing techniques. 

Athena SWAN Silver Award