Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing
Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing graduate, Latvian Kristine Borisova says she chose a combination of her favourite subjects, which are mathematics and information technology as her choice for undergraduate study.
Kristine says her decision to come to Sydney, Australia was "out of the blue" but was made with lots of prior research on the internet and also by talking to a number of people.
"I have always wanted to study overseas so that I can learn and use English. It so happened that a UTS representative was presenting in my hometown and my dad found out about it, so we went and attended the presentation. We found it to be interesting and useful, and Australia became a logical and perfect choice!"
"UTS's central location and the availability of IT facilities 24/7 is a big draw card for me, especially as an international student who rents in Sydney and might not readily have internet connection at home. The recognition of prior learning on my Diploma was also a big plus."
Kristine says that one of the survival skills gained from being at university is good organisation, which is the key to success.
"I also think it's really important at the beginning of each semester that you know what assignments and exams you will have and jot them down in your diary, so that you know exactly when and what you have to submit - no one will remind you! Try to plan ahead instead of working on your assignment the last minute."
"Learn to prioritise and know which assignments are more important! Attend all your lectures - it is so easy and it helps heaps!"
"In the course that I studied, I got to choose a variety of subjects from different areas within mathematics and information technology. In my opinion, many other courses have similar subjects, where as I get to experience the diversity, which is great."
"I chose mathematics and information technology because I will have two different aspects as career pathways - I could pursue consultancy work in operations research or be employed in an IT firm. All major companies rely on computations, calculations and IT. Therefore, professionals in both fields are highly regarded and sought after."