Young people with an interest in science and engineering can learn how to turn their passion into a career at a science fair in Brighton tomorrow (11 July).
Big Bang @ Brighton will take place at the University of Brighton and organisers are promising “an exciting, colourful and noisy event” aimed at encouraging more students to pursue further studies and potential careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Organised by STEM Sussex, the University of Brighton’s STEM outreach department, the event is funded by the Sussex Learning Network’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), a four-year programme aimed at encouraging more young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, into higher education.
Big Bang @ Brighton will feature a range of hands-on activities, workshops and shows provided by many local companies, universities and colleges and other organisations, highlighting the STEM-related opportunities available to young people in the area. Read More →
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 University of Brighton Academies Trust in partnership with the University of Brighton is offering paid internships in four Sussex secondary schools for 4-weeks this summer. This opportunity could help you gain valuable experience teaching maths or physics if you are considering teaching as a career.
As an intern you will be paid £300 a week and you can apply for this opportunity if you are in the penultimate year of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) subject undergraduate degree.
Activities may include working with experienced teachers on planning, shadowing and lesson observations; helping plan and deliver lessons; running projects and master classes for pupils and providing small group support for pupils.
The internship offers:
• Hands on experience in a school for 4-weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2018
• The opportunity to earn while you learn. You will be paid £300 a week
• Full support from a dedicated mentor and support from subject teacher in your school
• The chance to experience mathematics or physics teaching before you commit to it as a career.
To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton.
Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in communities. The varied and diverse career journeys illustrate the huge range of talent that we welcome at the University of Brighton.
From maths read these profiles
Dr Gem Stapleton – Making Data Accessible
Dr Gem Stapleton is helping to improve our understanding of data and information, inspired by its potentially transformative nature for both society and industry.
Professor Alison Bruce – Experimental Nuclear Physicist
Professor Alison Bruce is an experimental nuclear physicist who uses the techniques of gamma-ray spectroscopy
to study the properties of exotic nuclei.
Studying maths at university can open up a whole range of career opportunities. We caught up with University of Brighton Mathematics BSc(Hons) graduate Kayleigh, who tells us about her job in the City as an Indices, Commodities and Treasuries Trading Risk Manager at CMC Markets.
“I have learned and built on so many skills during my time here, like forecasting, spreadsheet modelling, problem structuring, and text analytics, to name just a few. A few of the main softwares we use are Excel, SAS, and Tableau.
We celebrated some fantastic successes today with our award-winning maths students.
Head of School, John Taylor, introduced the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics awards ceremony by leading a round of applause and congratulating all our winners.
Jake Kiernan and Nicholas Stylianou
Congratulations to Kathryn Beckett, Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons) and Joshua Latter, Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons), who were awarded prizes from our accrediting body, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. The awards were for final year students who have achieved the two highest overall performances in their Mathematical and Statistics modules.
As a department we have strong link with SAS, and Jake Kiernan and Nicholas Stylianou were the recipients of an SAS prizes for best use of SAS statistical software by mathematical students – undergraduate and postgraduate.
Beth Carter received the Frederick Chaffer Project Prize for the best mathematical sciences level 6 project and Bill Wallace received the Frederick Chaffer Prize for the student who achieves the highest overall marks in a mathematical sciences degree.
Owen Watkins was the recipient of the Denise Ware prize for the best professional placement conducted by a mathematical sciences student.
As a division we also awarded a number of prizes for academic achievements which went to Kathryn Beckett, Barney Brock, Connor Freeman, Zak Newton, and Lavanya Sivakumaran
The celebrations for our graduating students continued into the afternoon with our school graduation ceremony at the Brighton Centre.
We are proud to welcome back one of our distinguished alumni and honorary graduate, Professor Mandy Chessell, for the final Distinguished Lecture series of the year on Tuesday 6 June, 5-6pm in Huxley 300.
As digital technology sweeps through every aspect of our lives, data has become ubiquitous. The problem is that much of this data is useless because it no longer has enough context with it for people, processes and analytics to understand what it means.
This is an amazing opportunity to hear Professor Chessell examine current data management practices and tools and explain why data loses its context. She proposes an alternative and open approach that will expand our ability to use data to its full extent. She also looks at the issue of providing appropriate protection and governance to valuable intellectual property and sensitive data.
Professor Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, member of the IBM Academy of Technology and Fellow of the Royal Academy. Read her profile.
Find out more and book your place at the lecture here.