School of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics Society

Clubs and societies form an important part of the student experience, and the Mathematics Society has long been one of the largest and most active at Queen Mary; run entirely by students and supported by School staff and funding.

Whilst any Queen Mary student can become a member, maths students have the opportunity to develop valuable experience and transferable skills by joining the Mathematics Society committee or helping to organise events.

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What does the Mathematics Society do?

The Mathematics Society organises a wide variety of activities and events which helps us to foster our fantastic, friendly community. It also gives you a chance to explore your love of maths, increase your knowledge and skills and enhance your employability.

Events and activities

  • Social events help to reinforce the sense of community. Regular activities include pizza nights, pub quizzes, laser tag, Pi Day celebrations and the Spring Ball, as well as a recent trip to Bletchley Park. They are a fantastic way to meet other maths students outside of your lectures.
  • Residential trips range from visiting the Mathematikum museum in Germany to camping in Wales!
  • Academic events such as our annual MathsSoc Conference, include specially arranged talks from academics on a range of mathematical topics not necessarily seen in lectures. Past guest speakers have included ‘stand-up mathematician’ Matt Parker, author Simon Singh, and Emeritus Professor Peter Cameron.
  • Careers events are an opportunity for you to meet major employers on campus and find out more about your career options. This includes our annual Maths Impact Day, organised in collaboration with the Careers department, and events such as our recent ‘Application Tips and Tricks’ talk with Accenture.

Mathematikum Museum

Recent awards

  • Silver Societies Excellence award 2019
  • Academic Society of the Year 2018 (nominee)