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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Studying Mathematics

Learning from the cutting edge

We teach a combination of traditional maths, as well as workshops and lab study so you can apply what you learn in practical settings.

You’ll have the opportunity to take those skills to the real world by joining our staff in different outreach events, like SMASHFest and The Skills Show, that brings maths to the public.

  • Learn advanced skills for your career

    We train you to think like a mathematician, giving you access to our state-of-the-art problem-solving rooms that mimic real-life software development team working, where you’ll gain hands-on experience of analysing real-life data sets.

    We use R and Python, industry- standard software, rather than Excel, to ensure you are familiar with the software you’ll be using once you graduate.

    We introduce you to pure and applied mathematics, with a focus on problem-solving, so you can use maths to express complex ideas and find solutions.

    We work on developing your transferable skills, which opens up your career paths, preparing you for anything from law and government policy to accounting and finance.

  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    • We are organising our schedules so you will spend longer days on campus but fewer than in the past. That way, you'll minimise the travelling you have to do to get to campus

    • You'll have access to programme specific tools and materials to ensure that you can continue to work when not on campus for any reason

    • You'll also have the use of your own iPad to complete your work as we found this access enabled a seamless transition from classroom-based activity last year and enhanced the learning experience. You can find out more about how we're using the iPads and see videos of teaching in action on tutor Nicholas Sharple's Twitter thread.

Confidence building placements

We encourage you to take a year-long placement between your second and third years, as this gives you the chance to develop your skills in a professional setting and explore interests you’d like to pursue when you graduate.

Our placements give you the chance to build industry links, apply your knowledge, develop practical skills and will boost your CV and chances of employment when you graduate.

We support you in gaining the employment skills you need, alongside the placements, so you graduate feeling confident and ready for the industry.

Evolving our teaching in the pandemic

We're designing our approach to teaching and learning for 2021 using student and staff feedback from the past year and evidence of what helped students learn best. This means we can incorporate some of the most successful innovations and new practices and make the most of your study time on campus and online.

Our team has risen to the occasion over the past year – supporting not only students but research into the pandemic. Our graduates have been working on the front line, supporting the NHS through the crisis. We’re proud of the work we have done within our community and we are taking what we have learnt forward, to continue to offer you the best education and preparation possible.

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