Maths to Medicine

This is a story about how I went from Maths to Medicine

Penny Harris

Hi, I’m Penny, a 2017 Mathematics graduate from the University of Essex. I’m now in training to become a Paramedic – bit of a change of direction I know.

Here is my story and how this all came about.

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Start-Up Grant winner spills beans

Did you know that the University of Essex has been supporting aspiring graduate entrepreneurs with a Start-Up Grant programme?

Once a month a successful applicant receives up to £1,000 to help them get their business set up and ready to go.  Christopher Lier, founder of the Presentation Champion, was awarded the grant in September.

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This is his story.

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Student blog: Get In Event at Wireless

Get In Events do just that – get students into otherwise inaccessible places.

Here, final year American (US) Studies student, Esohe Iriowen, shares her experiences behind the scenes at one of London’s biggest music festivals …Wireless.


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Graduate blog: from bad to worse to better

After graduation, a holiday and a short stint studying abroad, it was about time I got a job.


I quickly fell into a role as a Sales Administrator through a friend of a friend. I knew it wouldn’t be permanent, but I also knew after about a month, that I disliked everything about it. I saw my friends succeeding in their graduate schemes and moving to big cities and felt completely left behind. After six months of feeling sorry for myself, my dad gave me some valuable advice; ‘No one can get you out of this job but you.’

And so began the search!

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Hack – Essex

The Second Successful Essex Hackathon!


In collaboration with Major League Hacking (MLH) and Essex Startups the University of Essex hosted their second Hackathon in 2 years.

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Leanne Smith Essex 2016 graduate spills all about the Mitie Grad scheme

It’s that time of year, the excitement of Christmas is over and you finally have to start thinking about life after Uni!

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As a recent Essex graduate, I was in the same situation frantically trying to find myself a job. One day I stumbled across the Mitie Graduate Scheme and after several forms and psychometric tests, an online video interview and an assessment centre I was offered a job!

Why should you apply today?

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