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School of Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Blog for the School of Mathematics community

Photo of Kieran wearing a blue shirt, leaning on a railing. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Kieran Dewar, Python Developer, MMath Mathematics

Kieran shares how his study abroad year broadened his knowledge and helped him become more adaptable in new situations.   Programme MMath Mathematics Year of graduation 2018 Job title Python Developer Industry Software Engineering Home country France / Scotland   Why did you decide to study at the University of Edinburgh? When I was applying, […]

Julie and her sister stood in front of the Glenfinnan Viaduct as it curves round the bend

Julie (Year 3 School of Mathematics student) talks about her experience as an Internal Communications Employ.Ed On Campus intern in the School of Mathematics last summer.  This past summer I was an Employ.ed intern in the School of Maths and got to spend the summer in Edinburgh designing and creating an intranet for the staff […]

Photo of Beth smiling at camera, wearing a stripy top. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Beth Gooding, Software Engineer, MMath Mathematics

Beth shares her experiences of being the first in her family to attend university. She also talks about the skills she developed from both within and outside her degree in order to pursue a career in software engineering.   Programme MMath Mathematics Year of graduation 2020 Job title Software Engineer Industry Finance Home country England […]

Photo of Akshay Gupte, Andreas Grothey, Alper Yildirim and Burak Buke speaking with Police Scotland

We are excited to announce some recent successes in our ongoing collaboration with Police Scotland. Three different projects have been approved for funding, marking a significant step forward in our working relationship. We are working closely to develop innovative solutions aimed at optimizing police resourcing through data-driven decision-making. This partnership originated as part of the […]

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 […]


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