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Student Profile: Antonio Grassi

I was really impressed by the campus, as it has very modern infrastructure and there are a lot of green areas and places to take part in social activities.

Discover Antonio's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the BSc Mathematics.

How did you find out about Warwick?

I first heard about Warwick in 2019, while researching universities in the UK that I could potentially be interested in applying to.

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

What influenced my decision to apply to a university in the UK were the unique educational opportunities I came across while completing the IB diploma at a school in Oxford, and the possibility to focus on one subject rather than having to follow the liberal arts model. I chose Warwick in particular because of its excellent academic reputation, the strength and flexibility of its mathematics course, offering a variety of modules in both pure and applied mathematics, and the university's deep community involvement, as shown by its endless list of societies and activities to get involved in on campus.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

I felt extremely grateful for receiving this life-changing opportunity, as not having to work during my degree to pay the tuition fees meant being able to focus on my studies, fulfil my potential, and give my best contribution to the community.

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

The first person I told about my scholarship was my father. He was very pleasantly surprised by the news, as he was relieved to know that I would be able to focus more on my studies while at university.

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

I applied through a form which was provided in an email sent to applicants who had secured a place at the university. Having lived in the UK for the previous two years, I did not have to apply for a visa, as I only needed the EU pre-settled status. It took a few months to receive it, given the high number of applications, but apart from this I did not have any problem with the application.

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

Because of COVID-19, I initially did not have the opportunity to attend open days and visit the campus in person, so the first time I walked around campus was when I arrived to start my degree. I was really impressed by the campus, as it has very modern infrastructure and there are a lot of green areas and places to take part in social activities.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

Being in an academically challenging and demanding environment, where I constantly feel motivated to expand on the material I learn in the course and do further research.

What is the worst thing?

Although I have really enjoyed living on campus, I would say that its main disadvantage is that it is located away from bigger cities where more social opportunities could be available.

How is your accommodation?

My accommodation is on campus, as I live in Heronbank. I think this is a good choice as the rooms are en-suite, and it is close to the sports centre and the central piazza.

Are you a member of any societies?

I am currently a member of the boxing society. I have really enjoyed all the training sessions, both on campus and off-campus, and the weekly social events.

What are your plans when you graduate?

Once I graduate, I hope to be able to use my knowledge of mathematics, as well as the ability to think logically and creatively that comes with it, to develop mathematical approaches to address and solve the challenges of the future in a variety of fields, in particular that of technology.

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

I strongly recommend that you start the application as early as possible, so that you have enough time to figure out what is the clearest and most effective way to articulate your thoughts and communicate your ideas in the essays.

What one thing about Warwick makes you happy?

Being surrounded by people who share my enthusiasm for the subject, which creates a great environment to share ideas and do further research.

Antonio's course:

BSc Mathematics will harness your strong mathematical ability and commitment, enabling you to explore your passion for mathematics. You will be taught by world-leading researchers in a supportive environment, where learning spaces – including breakout areas and common spaces – are all geared towards you sharing, collaborating and exploring your academic curiosity.

Find out more about the BSc Mathematics course at Warwick