Outreach & Diversity
Our graduates will receive a broad training in mathematics, statistics and their applications, with experience in programming and computation, and with opportunities to develop their communication skills. Building on this mathematical renaissance, the IMSS will help turn more young people on to a career in mathematical sciences, spread the word of our research and its real world impact, and communicate the wonder of mathematical and statistical sciences.
Student Magazine: Chalkdust
Our popular student magazine, Chalkdust, which has a global readership, exemplifies this sentiment. Chalkdust was founded by UCL mathematics PhD students and first published in 2015. Its appeal has led to articles being contributed by mathematicians and enthusiasts from across the world, and to activities such as a 2017 campaign to raise awareness of the contributions of black mathematicians to the discipline. It is our ambition to ensure Chalkdust's continued success, with the IMSS being an ideal base for its activity.
The IMSS will put over 1,200 mathematical science undergraduates at the heart of its activity, enabling them to interact with world-leading researchers in an intellectually thrilling community, and providing a top quality university experience with modern high-quality teaching facilities.
Our graduates will receive a broad training in mathematics, statistics and their applications, with experience in programming and computation, and with opportunities to develop their communication skills.
The IMSS would enable us to increase our engagement with groups that are under-represented within the discipline, and ensure that UK mathematical science attracts talent that is as diverse as possible.
Chalkdust Podcast: Talkdust
Talkdust is a podcast for the mathematically curious, brought to you by the team behind Chalkdust, a magazine for the mathematically curious.
UCL Statistical Science Bean Machine:
What is a Bean Machine and how does it work? Dr Elinor Jones from UCL Statistical Science takes us through the mysteries of the Galton Board.
Popular Talks and Practical Sessions
The IMSS, with its prominence and large lecture theatres will provide an ideal venue for popular talks and practical sessions aimed at public engagement and schools. Building on this mathematical renaissance, the IMSS will help turn more young people on to a career in mathematical sciences, spread the word of our research and its real world impact, and communicate the wonder of mathematical and statistical sciences.
Women in Mathematics day
UCL Mathematics has long been at the forefront of promoting women within mathematical sciences. Twenty-five years ago, the department initiated a Women in Mathematics day, aimed at encouraging aspiring female mathematicians to study at UCL. With the ongoing commitment of staff and students, this event has run almost every year since, and is now a firmly established annual departmental event.
Celebrating Women in Mathematics
The Royal Institution celebration event was attended by 270 Year 10 students (female and male) from 27 schools across London and the South East. The excitement in the Faraday lecture theatre was palpable on this inspiring day where cutting-edge female mathematicians shared their passion for mathematics and explored how mathematics can be used in the real world.
Maths Presenter: Dr Hannah Fry
Dr Hannah Fry's research revolves around the study of complex social and economic systems at various scales, from the individual to the urban, regional and the global, and particularly those with a spatial element. A UCL Mathematics alumna and a high profile presenter she has a broad portfolio of public engagement activities including schools outreach, podcasting, academic stand-up, cafe scientifique and public lectures.