We caught up with Thalia Seale who graduated from our department of Mathematical Sciences.
I really enjoyed my experience studying Maths at Durham. I found the lectures very engaging and appreciated the opportunity to learn coding in Python and R. I also really appreciated the support and advice I received from lecturers and supervisors which has helped me so much in my academic journey.
I liked the wide breath of teaching in the first year as it gave a me a great foundation for further study. I particularly liked the option to take up to 40 credits of classes from any other department, which gave me the opportunity to study Foundations of Physics.
I am very fond of my experiences on the fencing team. The proximity of the Science Site to Maiden Castle Sports Centre meant that I could spend lots of time playing sports in between attending classes.
I graduated from the University of Oxford with MSc in Statistical Science with Distinction and am now in completing a DPhil in Health Data Science (also at Oxford). My research area is generative statistical models for cardiac anatomy.
My 3rd year project at Durham was in epidemiology and I would like to return to this topic after I graduate, with my improved knowledge of statistics and machine learning.
Take advantage of all the resources that Durham has to offer. Even if your main focus is academics, having a balanced life is vital for success, so it is important to participate in sports and college life whenever you can.