School of Mathematical Sciences

Outreach Activities & Events

Each year we offer a whole host of events and activities for maths students and teachers alike.

You can find a summary of these below, or get in touch with us for more information via maths-outreach@qmul.ac.uk.

Year 11 Maths Summer Schools

Taking place in July, the Summer Schools are designed for students with an interest in Maths and will give a taster of what university life is like at QMUL, as well the opportunity to take part in a mini-project to develop your understanding of Maths and its uses. For futher dedicated information about our summer schools, please click here.

Applications for the 2020 summer schools will be available soon.

Maths Taster Days for A Level students

Every year we offer several Maths Taster Days for A Level students (or equivalent) alongside other University of London institutions.  These are a great opportunity to ‘try out’ a maths degree and get a better idea of what life as a maths student might be like before applying! In 2020 we will be offering the following taster days:

  • Wednesday 4 March: Girls in Maths (open to female students)
  • September 2020: Wonderful World of Maths (open to all Year 12 students)

You must be studying A Level Maths to be eligible to attend a taster day.

Year 10 Enrichment Days

Our Year 10 Enrichment Days are organised in collaboration with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).  These highly interactive events include workshops, talks and tours of our campus and are designed to engage and encourage students to continue studying mathematics at A Level and beyond.  These events typically take place in July and you can find out more about them and the AMSP on their website.

Royal Institution Masterclasses

We are working with the Royal Institution to deliver a series of six maths masterclasses for Year 9 and Year 12 students. Ri Mathematics Masterclasses are series of free workshops which are led by experts from industry, academia and education. They offer students in-depth investigations of topics in Mathematics combining theory with interactive exploration. Schools are invited to nominate up to 5 students to attend. 

Dates for the 2020 series are as follows:

  • Saturday 18 January
  • Saturday 25 January
  • Saturday 1 February
  • Saturday 8 February
  • Saturday 22 February
  • Saturday 29 February

Teachers can nominate students for places on these Masterclasses.  More information is available on the RI website, or by emailing masterclasses@ri.ac.uk.

Workshops, talks and campus visits

We are able to offer a limited number of workshops and talks either in school or on our campus, for school groups of GCSE and A Level students. If you're a Secondary Maths Teacher or HE Co-ordinator please get in touch for more information, by emailing maths-outreach@qmul.ac.uk.