Training for a maths exam is a bit like training for a big running race – you can’t just read about the theory, you need to do as much practice as possible. Practicing past papers is the number one tip for revising for a maths exam.
You are probably already thinking about your career choices after you leave university. This is exciting but can also be nerve-wracking, unless you’re one of the few who have planned their career even before arriving at university. Read more!
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It takes around four months to produce a new vaccine, meaning that when pandemic strikes, vaccines won’t be the first line of defence. Instead researchers rely on mathematical models which predict how a disease might spread.
What will you do once you have finished your maths degree? One of the big challenges is actually being able to put a name to some of the jobs which are out there. Most technical job titles don’t contain the word maths or mathematician, even though they are suitable for people with maths degrees.
We celebrate Pi day by looking at the life of Ludolph van Ceulen (1540-1610), a mathematician and fencing teacher who spent around 25 years of his life calculating Pi to 35 decimal places.
A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe.
Talitha Washington is a professor of mathematics at Howard University who is passionate about improving ethnic minority access to STEM subjects in the USA.
Does being good at maths help you earn more? Will studying maths help you secure an interesting and well-paid career? Will there be more or less maths jobs on offer in the future? These are all questions to ask when you are choosing your A-levels or degree. The Smith Review In 2017 Sir Adrian Smith […]
Have you ever wondered about how many gifts the singer received in the famous Twelve Days of Christmas song? The answer might surprise you!
If you are not interested in the subject itself, don’t do postgraduate research! If you are, then do it – you need have no other reason. Much of what needs to be said about coping as a postgraduate is common to that for MSc and undergraduate students, especially for the project work that is required. […]
Nira Chamberlain, one of the UK’s top 100 scientists, shares his experiences. You don’t need anybody’s permission to be a great mathematician!
If you are thinking about completing a maths PhD then you will probably have lots of questions. Which topic should you study and at which university? How do you apply and by when? Most applicants are also wondering how they will fund their maths PhD, with access to funding being a major factor in their […]
Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1960s. Their story is remarkable for many reasons – not only were they women working in a male dominated research environment – they were also working in a segregated America where Black people weren’t allowed to attend the same […]