A photograph of the Sibson Building at the University of Kent

Maths Taster Day at Kent

Year 12 and 13 students are invited to find out what it is like to study Mathematics, Data Science or Actuarial Science at the University of Kent at a virtual Taster Day on Saturday 9 January.

The three hour online event will give you the chance to experience being a student for the day with the opportunities to get involved in academic activities and to talk to our students and staff.

You will take part in a series of mathematical activities: attend a lecture, participate in a small-group tutorial and get a chance to talk to students and lecturers about what it really means to do a degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, or Data Science.

Dr Christopher Bowman, Reader in Mathematics at the University of Kent said, “The Taster Day is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering studying a maths related subject at university to help them make an informed choice about their options. The event will give you the chance to spend time with our undergraduate students and our friendly lecturers, and find out more about life on our beautiful Canterbury campus.”

The day will start at 14.00 and will finish at 17.00, GMT.  The plan for the day is as follows:


Welcome to SMSAS, from Professor Stephane Launois

Lecture 1, Chris Bowman “The 15 puzzle and group theory”

Lecture 2, Dr Vaishnavi Srinivasan “Behavioural Finance”

Tutorials: a chance to experience how small-group interactive teaching works at Kent.  

Meet some of the students and staff here at Kent and have a chance to ask your questions. 

Professor Stephane Launois:  One last challenge for you to think about…


The taster day is free to attend for year 12 and year 13 pupils taking A level Mathematics (or Further Mathematics) who intend to study mathematics, data science or actuarial science at university, and would be particularly helpful for those who are considering the University of Kent as one of their UCAS choices.

To apply for a place at the event, please fill in the online form here


Photograph of one of the maths study spaces in Sibson building at the University of Kent

Maths social space in Sibson

Study desk and whiteboard

Maths study space in Sibson

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