Maths taster day

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

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Be a maths student for the day

A free taster day for  Y12 students.

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When: Tuesday 7 April 2020, 9.45am - 3.15pm

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

Places available: 35

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
9.45am-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

We look forward to meeting you!

Travel information

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 it is a five-minute walk to the department. For those arriving by car, Durham Road Q Park is the nearest car park to campus.

For informal enquiries please email

Jessop West

Undergraduate scholarships

We have a range of undergraduate scholarships available to fund talented students starting an undergraduate course in 2020.