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Be a maths student for the day

Dates: Friday 21 February 2020
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Time: 9.45am-3.15pm

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, University of Sheffield, S3 7RH

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Who: This workshop is suitable for Y12 and Y13 students studying A Level Mathematics with an interest in studying mathematics and statistics at university.

Places available: 35

Cost: Free but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Accessibility: If you have additional support requirements please contact us before booking.

Our taster days have been designed to give A Level mathematicians the chance to experience what it's like to study mathematics and statistics at university.

We'll introduce you to areas of mathematics you might not have explored before, tell you about some of the most interesting puzzles you can use mathematics to solve, and maybe get you thinking about mathematics in a completely different way.

The day will include talks by our lecturers, who can give you useful mathematics tips and advice on applying for your degree. You'll also be able to learn more about studying at the University of Sheffield and explore our campus.

Time Activity
19.45am-10.15am Arrivals and registration
10.15am-10.30am Welcome and introduction to the University
10.30am-12 noon Mini lecture
12 noon-1pm Lunch, with optional campus tour
1pm-2.30pm Interactive workshop
2.30pm-3pm 'Being a maths student' – Q+A
3pm-3.15pm Closing remarks and departure


Register your interest – Friday 21 February 2020

Travel information

Event registration is from 9.45am in the reception of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH.

The day starts with a welcome talk at 10.15am and finishes at approximately 3.15pm.

The easiest way to travel to campus from Sheffield train station is by tram. Trams regularly run between Sheffield railway station and the University of Sheffield tram stop, from which is a short walk to the Hicks Building. For those arriving by car, Durham Road Q Park is the nearest car park to campus and spaces can be booked in advance (advised).

Maps and travel information

For informal enquiries please email schoolsliaison@sheffield.ac.uk.