Outreach Events

The School of Mathematics collaborates closely with students, teachers and careers advisors from schools and colleges to promote the pursuit of Mathematics in higher education.

Our efforts focus on assisting young individuals and their educators in achieving advancement to university, ensuring they realise their full potential. Furthermore, we provide guidance on the admissions process for our degree programmes and navigating the academic landscape at the University of Birmingham.

The School of Mathematics hosts the regional office of the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, frequently organising events for both students and teachers at the University of Birmingham.

For more information, please contact our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun.

Birmingham Popular Maths Lectures - Open to everyone

The Birmingham Popular Maths Lectures are open to the general public and University community with an interest in Mathematics. The lecturers cater to individuals studying A Level Mathematics and advanced GCSE students. Young attendees can come alone, with parents, or as part of a school group. The lectures are free of charge and occur on the last Wednesday evening of each month throughout the autumn and spring terms. The lectures are available in a hybrid format, allowing participants to attend either in person or via Zoom. For those attending in person, the lecture will be held in Lecture Theatre A in the Watson Building on our Edgbaston campus. If you prefer to join via Zoom, you can locate the registration links on the specific lecture pages. For information on upcoming and past lectures, please visit the Popular Maths Lectures' page.

Mathematics Taster Day - Year 12 students

Our Mathematics Taster Day is designed for Year 12 students who are thinking of applying to university to study Mathematics.

Date: Wednesday 3 June 2024.

Location: Watson Building (R15 on campus map).

Time: 09:45-15:45, with arrivals and registration from 09:15. 

Registration of interest for this event will be opening on Monday 29 April 2024.

About Mathematics Taster Day

Our Mathematics Taster Day provides Year 12 students with the opportunity to explore Mathematics at univeristy level through lectures, interactive workshops and engaging conversations with current students and staff. Attendance is highly recommended for students currently studying A Level Mathematics who are actively considering pursuing Mathematics at university level.

For more information, please email our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun.

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Masterclasses - Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students

Centralised University of Birmingham Masterclasses cover diverse topics across the University, aiming to encourage inquiry and expand knowledge in various subject areas, including Mathematics. The masterclasses are specifically tailored for students in Years 10-13. For further details and registration, please visit the Masterclasses webpage.

Maths Big Quiz - Year 10 students

Our annual Maths Big Quiz is open to Year 10 students, allowing each school to bring a maximum of 24 students organised into teams of 4. The goal of the event is to infuse fun, collaboration, competition, and a touch of challenge into Mathematics. Quiz rounds will cover various mathematical areas. 

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Location: The Great Hall (R6 on our campus map).

Time: 10:30-14:30, with arrivals and registration from 09:45.

Registration for this event is currently open and open for sign-ups.

For further information, please contact our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun.

Maths Day - Year 8 students

Our Maths Day is designed to elevate the aspirations of Year 8 students. The objective is to foster an interest in pursuing Mathematics at GCSE, A Level and beyond, while also providing clarity on the significance of STEM subjects and university education. This event aims to spark interest in Mathematics, especially among students who might not have previously considered studying Mathematics or pursuing higher education.

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2023.

Location: Watson Building (R15 on campus map).

Time: 10:00-14:30, with arrivals and registration from 09:30.

Our Maths Day for 2023 is now over. Please check this page regularly to find out when our next Maths Day will be.

For more information, please email our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Events - Year 9 and 10 students

Members of the School of Mathematics, including both staff and students, actively participate in Outreach events covering a variety of subjects. These events are organised by our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun, in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. These events include our Girls in STEM Day for Year 9 girls, and our Discovery Day for Year 10 students.

For more information, please visit the Engineering & Physical Sciences Outreach page.

Campus Visits - Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13

If none of the listed events align with your requirements, we are happy to consider arranging a one-off visit to our University for school groups. To ensure that you have a tailored programme, these visits must be scheduled in advance and are contigent on the availability of suitable staff and venues. A visit may include:

  • informative talks about the University
  • engaging Mathematical talks or workshops, aimed at fostering students' interest in Mathematics
  • campus tours with the opportunity to interact with current students
  • a dedicated Q&A session

To find out more about these opportunities, please email our Outreach Officer, Maisha Khatun.