We think that the School of Mathematics and Statistics is a great place to study. But you don't have to take our word for it: read what some of our past and current students have to say!
We also suggest visiting our Spotlight on our Staff and Students webpage to read interviews which were conducted with both students and staff of the School.
And our alumni page illustrates the many varied careers available to those who study mathematics and statistics.
Undergraduate
Eugenia Cao
Degree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Commerce I grew up with mathematics; having a dad as a mathematics professor and a mum as a tutor in the same field meant that the subject was inevitable for me. However, I chose to study mathematics at UNSW not because it runs in the family, but because through pursuing their passion and aspirations, my parents were able to show me how versatile and fascinating maths can be, and how it can be applied around us in subtle ways... Read more 

Dorothy CheungDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Commerce  Honours in Pure Mathematics I chose to study mathematics at UNSW because it has a wide range of applications and I was keen to learn more at a higher level in university. I also felt that studying mathematics could lead to diverse career paths, from research to the financial industry to climate science. 



Miriam GreenbaumDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Commerce  Honours in Applied Mathematics During high school, all of my fellow students knew what they wanted to do at university. I thought this would come naturally, however it got to the end of year 12 and I still had no idea. Math was my favourite subject at school, and had been my entire life, so I decided to study mathematics and combine it in a double degree with commerce. 

Anthony MorrisDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)  Honours in Pure Mathematics Secondly, a mathematics degree at UNSW has given me a lot of flexibility with what I have wanted to study... Read more 

Andrew RobertsonDegree: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) I knew I wanted to study mathematics since I finished high school, as I performed best in mathematics in the HSC. Through studying a Bachelor of Science at UNSW with a mathematics major, I gained an appreciation of how interconnected mathematics was to science and engineering through the variety of electives on offer at UNSW, inside and outside of the School of Mathematics and Statistics... Read more 

Rui TongDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Computer Science Ironically, despite maths being my best subject in high school, I initially had the mindset of “I will go do any other science because where would maths get me one day?”. Needless to say, that perspective on mathematics was just silly. One Open Day presentation later, and I kept dreaming about getting to that level where I could finally solve... Read more 

Chin Ping WongDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)  Honours in Pure Mathematics One of my first memories of studying mathematics at UNSW was of my first year Algebra lecturer raving about the beauty of the formula e^{πi} =1. 

Wei WuDegree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)  Honours in Quantitative Risk and PhD About a decade ago, right after I completed my HSC in a small town on the midnorth coast of NSW, I chose to study mathematics at UNSW. My long, but interesting, journey at UNSW started from then. The first stage of this journey was my undergraduate study, more precisely the Advanced Mathematics degree with a Quantitative Risk major. My passion for numbers led me to... Read more 
Postgraduate Coursework
Ron ElazarDegree: Master of Financial Maths; Graduate Diploma in Statistics I studied a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics at UNSW. I selected the program which was new at the time due to the high standing reputation of the academic staff heading the program. 

Abhijit HoreDegree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) My name is Abhijit Hore and I am a former postgraduate student from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. I began my tertiary studies in 2002, choosing a combined degree in Science and Commerce, majoring in Mathematics, Statistics and Finance respectively. 
Postgraduate Research



Peter StrakaDegree: PhD Maths has always fascinated me, and I decided to pursue a PhD in mathematics when I was an undergraduate student in Germany. Aside from my German degree (Diplom) I have studied for a Master of Arts degree in mathematics during an exchange year in Los Angeles. 