Doing the maths. Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

Doing the maths

Global experts are coming to Brighton to discuss how maths can better assist science and engineering research.

The 15th International Conference on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering (IMSE) is being held on the Moulsecoomb campus of the University of Brighton in July.

IMSE 2018 will provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to exchange information and ideas that support their work. Experts from the USA, France, Germany and Edinburgh have accepted invitations to give keynote presentations, as has Professor Sergei Sazhin, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Thermal Physics.

The conference, at the University’s Huxley Building, is hosted by the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

The conference is being organised by Dr Paul Harris from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics in association with colleagues from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

To register, go to: http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/imse2018/registration/

Come and visit us this winter

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!

If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?

The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.

Find out more and book onto a tour <link to: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/visit-us/campus-tours/index.aspx>

Placement fair – Thursday 30 November

Are you thinking of doing a placement year in 2018/19? Come along to the computing, engineering and maths placement fair on Thursday 30 November from 12-3pm in Cockcroft Hall.

You will have the chance to meet employers from Rolls Royce, IBM, Nestle, General Electric, Marks & Spencer and many more, to find out about the placement opportunities on offer.

Why do a placement?

A placement year will provide you with solid, valuable experience for your CV that employers are looking for, plus opportunities to:

  • Network with and learn from highly experienced individuals
  • Work on live projects
  • Have the chance to use new cutting-edge technologies and equipment
  • Improve your subject specific skills and knowledge
  • Discover graduate roles for the future.

Picturing problems

From assembling Ikea furniture to complex computing, using intuitive shapes and diagrams can open up new opportunities for communicating and solving problems.

If you enjoy puzzles come and find out how diagrammatic reasoning can improve your problem solving and see if you can crack some fiendish challenges at the Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex, from 11.30 – 12.30 on Thursday 7 September.

The British Science Festival 2017 begins on September 5 and runs through till September 9.

Book your tickets: https://www.britishsciencefestival.or…

Clearing 2017

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow!

If your exams have gone differently from the way you expected, or you have had a change of heart about the course you want to do then Clearing can be a great way to start that journey.

Our Clearing hotline will be open on Thursday from 7am
Call us on 01273 644000

Full advice about Clearing can be found on the University of Brighton website:
www.brighton.ac.uk/clearing

Get to know us better and visit us at a Clearing information day.
You’ll meet academics from your subject, take a tour of your campus and facilities and get advice about student finance, university life and accommodation.
Find out more about Clearing information days.

4 March: IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Conference Spring 2017, Manchester

This conference will bring together mathematicians from all walks of life, for a day of entertaining and interesting mathematics.  The conference is aimed at mathematicians early in their career – up to fifteen years after graduating – but is open to all.  Previous conferences have been described in Mathematics Today reports as “lively and informative”, “a friendly and relaxed atmosphere” and “educational, informative and entertaining”. Register at: https://my.ima.org.uk/

Part-time postgraduate study

Here what Jason Bailey has to say about studying Data Analytics MSc

Jason Bailey

The Data Anayltics MSc at Brighton is challenging, fascinating and eye-opening.

As a part-time student in employment, I am finding the course flexible enough to choose my modules each semester to suit my work.

The teaching staff are really helpful. I’ve learnt a lot of new statistical methods, theory and application using different software tools such as R and SPSS Data Modeller. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to gain understanding of both statistics and data mining.

The course is perfect for anyone wanting a career in data science, business analytics or data mining.

An experience to remember

Kayleigh Potton tells us about her experience of studying maths at University of Brighton. She graduated from Mathematics BSc(Hons) this year.

kaleigh pottonStudying maths at Brighton has been an experience to remember. I have been given so many opportunities that as well as having a degree, I will leave having learnt so much more.

In my time here I have been PASS Leader, a PASS ambassador, a student ambassador, the Mathematics Society Social Secretary. I have grown so much as a person over the past three years because of these opportunities. I’ve developed organisational skills; the way I interact with different people; my management skills when being a PASS ambassador; and my confidence has hugely increased. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities the university has given me.

The course is very integrated because our classes are about 50 rather than 200. We had quite a lot of group coursework in the first year, so I got to speak to everyone on my course. The Brighton Uni Mathematics Society meant that I could get to know my classmates outside of an academic environment too. It’s such a friendly course in terms of the students but also the lectures are fantastic. They are happy to help us any time of the day. They know us all on a first name basis, what we’re capable of and they are so enthusiastic about us doing well. They are constantly asking us “is this too hard? Do you want me to speed things up? Slow things down?”, and are always catering for our needs. They have an open door policy and will help you at any time of the day.

Brighton is an amazing place to live as a student and I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that I have loved it here and I think anyone that wants to apply to this course will love it too.