We are always being told to keep our data safe, so why would anybody want to ban encryption? One of the most important applications of mathematics in the last 100 years has undoubtedly been work related to encryption and code breaking. At the end of the Second World War Alan Turing’s team at Bletchley Park […]
Your STEM degree is a valuable asset to your future career and there is a wide variety to choose from. The financial sector, the actuarial profession, ICT, teaching and academia are some of the most popular choices, but there are many other careers that you may not have considered. Read more!
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You may have encountered what are known as ‘phantom traffic jams’ when driving along the motorway. This is when a traffic jam appears out of nowhere, before mysteriously disappearing again, without any sign of an accident or obvious cause of the jam. Phantom traffic jams are extremely frustrating and lots of mathematical research has been […]
Maths graduates talk about what their subject means to them and how it has helped them in their chosen careers. Video produced by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA) as part of the National HE STEM Programme.
If you have ever repeatedly folded a sheet of paper, you will probably have been surprised at how few times it can be folded, with it quickly becoming a solid inflexible block which can’t be folded anymore.
A series of short case studies describing modern mathematics research, produced by the IMA and funded by EPSRC.
Maths graduates may not always be aware of the various employment opportunities available to them. Below we offer a list of employer websites divided into several categories. This list is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more. Accountancy | Aerospace & Defence | Automotive | Biosciences […]
Teaching maths in secondary schools is exciting and dynamic. You can make a real difference at every level. Applications for teacher training places are made through UCAS but did you know that you can apply for a prestigious Maths Teacher Training Scholarship supported by Maths professional bodies and associations?
Six great unsolved problems in mathematics (and one that has been solved!).
The purpose of a CV is not, in fact, to get you a job; it is simply a vehicle to get you through to the interview stage. The interview is where you can let your personality and enthusiasm for the position shine through, and have time to expand on points you make in your CV. […]
Your CV is an advert for yourself. As such, it must be a well presented, visually striking document.
Always, always prepare for an interview. Make sure you know what the company is involved in, and something of the company’s history and background.
Changing career requires a lot of careful thought. If you know the job you would like, you have to consider how to gain the necessary qualifications, maybe even going back to university. Vice versa, if you would like to take a certain degree or training, you have to think about what you can do with […]