I was able to use the SAMBa training in statistics, to support training workshops in Mexico and in fact took a break from my PhD to take on a statistics teaching assistant role.
Before joining SAMBa, I was at the University of Szeged in Hungary.
For my PhD, I used stochastic differential equations to describe population models and describe genealogies that propagate prolific traits in surviving populations. A lot of this was done with collaborators in Guanajuato, Mexico and so I spent quite some time there and learned Spanish.
I was also able to use the SAMBa training in statistics, to support training workshops in Mexico and in fact took a break from my PhD to take on a statistics teaching assistant role at the University of Bath.
I’m now a lecturer at the University of Exeter, and also involved in delivering their CDT in Environmental Intelligence
Before I arrived in Bath, I had not covered any high level statistics and I chose to do my PhD research in quite fundamental probability theory. However, being able to not only take statistics courses during my time in SAMBa but also use my knowledge to train others, gave me more opportunities when I graduated and ultimately move into a position where I am designing teaching courses in statistics and training the next generation of PhD students!
(My supervisors) encouraged me to take my own research direction, guided by my interests, and to be involved in the wider community, presenting at and attending a wide range of national and international conferences
SAMBa offers high level training in statistical and applied mathematical disciplines, as well as direct engagement with industrial partners
The ITTs were invaluable in providing experience in collaborating effectively with others on large projects, understanding and synthesising new information quickly, and liasing with academic leads and commercial partners
I had the opportunity to get involved in some international training and capacity building activities with international partners and was able to travel to Brazil and Mongolia to share my knowledge of statistical methods and applications, which was really rewarding.
Being part of SAMBa is like being part of a little community: everyone is super supportive and there is always someone to talk to if you need it (usually with cake!).
The ITTs can be really fun. The best part is that each time you participate you come out with a head full of new ideas and knowledge. Truly amazing
I joined thinking I wanted to do one type of PhD but ended up doing a completely different one due to the flexibility that was provided in finding/forming a PhD during the masters year
Shortly after joining SAMBa I broke my neck in a bicycle accident. But thanks to the support from the amazing team, I was still able to make a success of my PhD. The SAMBa environment surrounds you with wonderful people and fantastic opportunities.
I enjoyed the big portfolio of opportunities I was given, which I believe is an essential property of SAMBa and something which truly makes the programme worth it
Being a part of SAMBa was a great way to broaden my research interests and to apply this knowledge to cross-displinary problems