"Completing a degree whilst working full-time requires motivation and personal sacrifice. I would not hesitate to recommend this challenge to prospective students who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge whilst continuing in their current employment and maintaining a source of income.
It takes time to get used to attending lectures after work and dedicating a proportion of one's spare time to study and coursework. By the second year the routine was familiar to me and felt quite normal!
Classes are comprised of students from a wide range of backgrounds: nationalities, ages, professions. I greatly benefited from the friendships that I made during my course and there was a real sense of community. The class sizes in the mathematics department mean that students do not feel anonymous. You will not be just a dot in a sea of faces in a large lecture theatre. I also felt that the academic staff had a real understanding of students' commitments outside college.
I felt a real sense of personal satisfaction when I graduated from the BSc
Mathematics and Statistics course after 4 years of studying. Without a doubt this qualification has helped me advance my career and employers recognise the weight of a University of London degree and the achievement of studying whilst working."