Typically a student will do a research project in the final year of degree in mathematics. This will involve research into a topic, a presentation and writing a report on the research. The very best reports are published in a journal such as the Plymouth Student Scientist.
This year two students have had their work published:
There are two Year 10 taster days running on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December.
The aim of the days are to encourage the students to consider mathematics at A level, which, while vital for a maths degree, is also useful for students to have for all STEM disciplines.
There are about 500 students and 50 teachers from 25 schools across Devon and Cornwall signed up over the two days. The days are organized by Dr Jenny Sharp. Further information about mathematical activities for school students, which are run through out the year, can be found here.
Some of the activities at the taster days are:
The Creation of Number
Solving the Josephus Problem
How seeing patterns can help you solve some problems
The career day was organized by the Operational Research Society. Operational research is the area of mathematics, which helps businesses make decisions and how to efficiently organize their work. Hence OR is an important sector, which employs a lot of mathematics graduates.
The events at the open day were:
Listen to talks on OR with interesting case studies.
Find out how to apply for an OR, analytics, or data science roles.
Meet employers and see how areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data could be part of your new job.
Hear graduates’ experiences of working in OR and analytics.