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School of Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Blog for the School of Mathematics community

Year: 2023

MSc Operational Research graduate Ivona, presents to an audience in a lecture theatre

The School of Mathematics, in partnership with the Careers Service and Development and Alumni, were excited to host the first ‘Alumni Showcase’ since 2019 at the end of September.  The yearly Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for our alumni to return and share with our current students their experiences since leaving the University of Edinburgh and […]

Samples of Mathematics in Data, DataFest in partnership with School of Mathematics

Have you ever wondered about the role that mathematics plays in the world of data? On the morning of November 6, the School of Mathematics hosted a compelling series of talks at the Bayes Centre, aiming to shed light on this question. As part of the DataLab’s DataFringe 2023 festival, these mini-lectures brought together researchers […]

Maths Spiral Virtual Events

About Maths Spiral If you are between 16 and 18 years old, have a passion for mathematics, and are eager to find out where the subject could take you in the future – Maths Spiral is here to help! Maths Spirals are a series of virtual events centred around exciting mathematical puzzles and strategic problem-solving. […]

Our MSc programmes offer students the opportunity to complete their dissertation project in partnership with industry. Read two case studies below from our most recent series of MSc projects; one consultancy style project, and one individual project. Project Simply Business : Property insurance risk assessment: using public data to estimate building features that affect insurance […]

Photograph of Muminah

by Muminah / from Dumfries / BSc Computer Science and Mathematics / 4th Year (UG) To make the most of your studies, here are 4 top tips for increasing your productivity as a student 😄 1. Go to your lectures (or at least try). This tip may seem obvious at first, but honestly (speaking from […]

The School’s Knowledge Exchange and Industry Seminars are a new initiative to explore the intersection between mathematics and its uses within industry in greater depth.  Our latest seminar took place in May, bringing together academics, students and experts from Police Scotland to exchange ideas and explore potential avenues for collaboration.  Police Scotland presented several case […]

The annual University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference brings together staff and students to celebrate and share good practice and innovation in learning and teaching. The theme for the 2023 Conference was Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with sub-themes such as research-informed teaching, innovation and creativity in teaching, and partnerships. The School of Mathematics […]

Photo of Fionnuala

by Fionnuala / from London / BSc Mathematics and Statistics/ 4th Year (UG) Who would have thought that I would finally make it to the end of my Maths degree at University of Edinburgh? Not even a global pandemic could stop me! It’s been quite the whirlwind journey, filled with difficult formulas, eye-opening theories, and […]

This year, the School of Mathematics once again participated in the Edinburgh International Science Festival, hosting three distinct and unique events that proved hugely popular for a variety of ages and audiences.   National Museum of Scotland Activities Student members of the Mathematics Outreach Team, coordinated by our Mathematics Engagement Officer Francesca Iezzi, hosted a […]

Established in 2021, the School of Mathematics runs an annual Operational Research (OR) Challenge open to undergraduates across the UK. The purpose of the challenge is to introduce students to the field of OR, as it is not often included in undergraduate curriculum, and showcase the broad range of practical problems that can be solved […]


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