I have a mathematical background, having taken my first degree in Mathematics and Economics, graduating in 2012 from the University of Leeds. My degree primarily focused on pure mathematics (number theory, analysis, geometry and combinatorics) along with qualitative and quantitative economics (economic modelling, econometrics).
In the years following my undergraduate, my main focus has been on professional examinations, gaining the ACA designation in 2015 and passing my CFA Level 1 examination in December 2017.
Academically, I remain wedded to mathematics, but with a much more applied lens having become much more interested in mathematical physics. I have begun studying for a second undergraduate degree (BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics) with the Open University, which offers me the flexibility to complete a degree alongside a full time job. Professionally, I am a Manager working within corporate finance, which generally means working a minimum of 50 hours per week. In the spaces which fall between studying and working, I like to keep fit, read fiction, spend time with my family and visit new places. As a result of this, my life is creaking at the seams which means I can only mange the equivalent of 50% of a full years’ study per year. This puts me on a path to graduate in the summer of 2021. I make no predictions as to what I will do in 2021, except for one – I will continue my personal development in some way.
I founded this blog in 2015, with a view to help me stay committed to my degree. It has evolved a little since then, as things often do and my contributions have lost their regularity – the average is probably not too dissimilar. I am determined to to let writing for this blog become a chore, which means I will only post material when it fits with my schedule, and will only post about the things I can lift reasonably well from my brain. To study up on new topics unrelated to any of my current studies in order to complete a blog post would be an unwelcome additional task.
All comments made on this blog are made in a personal capacity and are not the views of any professional body or organisation to which I am a member or an employee.