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We are involved in a range of outreach activities with the aim of promoting, enhancing and enriching mathematics and statistics in schools.

We are keen to develop close relations with students and teachers in secondary schools and colleges, and can provide support in a range of ways. Additionally, our admissions tutor is happy to answer specific questions on our programmes.


A number of staff in the Department, and scientists working locally, are STEMNET Ambassadors enabling teachers to make links from the curriculum to how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is practised in the world of work, illuminating applications across a vast range of careers.

Magnificent Maths Day

Departmental Event including sessions on: Cops and robbers on graphs, Polymer maths, From crime scene to court, Forecast Factory, To infinity and beyond ...?, Infectious disease.

Summer School 

A two day Departmental event including sessions on: Internet transactions - how secure are they?, Polymer maths, To infinity and beyond ...?, Maths of Crime Scene Investigation, The weather forecast factory, Cops and robbers on graphs, What is a mathematician.

Students in Schools

Students in Schools enables students to volunteer to work alongside teachers in local schools with the aim of raising the aspirations of school pupils and encouraging them to continue in higher education.

Further Maths Support

South East Further Mathematics Support Programme is an initiative making Further Maths available to all pupils in the South East. The Maths and Stats Department is a member of the FMSP and hosts and contributes to study days which are open to all Further Maths pupils supported locally.

More information

The University's Student Recruitment and Outreach team organise and run a range of outreach activities on and off campus to raise the aspiration and ability of young people. These include support for the Higher Education Summer Schools, and through events on opportunities in Higher Education and Careers.

Dr Hannah Fairbanks is the Department's Admissions Tutor. Please contact her for more information on our undergraduate programmes.

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