School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science Virtual Applicant Day

Missed out on an Applicant Day?

We are sorry to have to cancel our remaining campus-based applicant days due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We were looking forward to welcoming you to our School. On this page, you will hear from our students and lecturers, explore some of our facilities and experience our applicant day in a virtual sense.

Live Q&A

Students and staff will be answering your questions live at the following times:

TUESDAY 7 & 14 April 11:00 BST &
19:00 BST
BSc Actuarial Science and Financial Maths Nyrali & Georgia (Actuarial Science students)
Kasthuri (Financial Maths student)
WEDNESDAY 8 & 15 April 11:00 BST
16:00 BST
All UG Maths degrees Aimee (MMath student)
Nancy (BSc Maths)
Hugh (Maths with a Foundation Year)
Maisie (Maths with Secondary Education)
THURSDAY 9 & 16 April 11:00 BST General Enquiries Nancy (BSc Maths)
Kerry (Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator)
12:00 BST Dedicated Parent Q&A Nancy (BSc Maths) and Kerry (Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator)
14:00 BST Foundation Years With Georgia (Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year)
Hugh (Maths with a Foundation Year)
Kerry (Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
15:00 BST Year in Industry – all UG programmes Nyrali (Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry)
Kasthuri (Financial Maths with a Year in Industry)
WEDNESDAY 9th & 16th April 11:00 BST and 18:00 BST All postgraduate taught degrees Chloe, Divya and Thato (Student Ambassadors)

Check your email to find the URL to participate in the Q&A sessions or email

Welcome to our virtual applicant day

We have included as many of the elements of a normal applicant day as we can, except there is no virtual lunch.

Introductory Videos

Gain insight into our school from four short videos about the SMSAS student experience, academic support, Year in Industry and final year projects. We usually show these videos as our applicants and their guests arrive.


Head of School talk

Hear acting Head of School Dr Bas Lemmens giving the welcome talk at our applicant day on the 7th March 2020.


Mathematics talk

Hear Peter Clarkson, Professor of Applied Mathematics, give a taster public lecture on Rogue Waves, Tsunamis and Solitons.


Actuarial Science subject talk

Hear John Millet, Reader in Actuarial Science and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, talk about Kent’s BSc in Actuarial Science.


Student life talk

Hear from final year MMath and BSc Maths students Aimee and Nancy about student life and studying in the School.


Year in Industry student talk

Hear final year BSc Actuarial Science students Kasthuri and Nyrali talk about their experience of taking a Year in Industry.


Careers and Employability

Hear Ian Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, talk about how we help our students enhance their employability and find great jobs.


Mathematics as Art 

Hear Professor Elizabeth Mansfield talk about her practice as a mathematician.


Campus Tour

Take an interactive tour of our beautiful Canterbury campus. You can explore the different types of accommodation, visit the bars and cafes, see our sports and social facilities and view our academic facilities.

The Sibson building is the home of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science and Kent Business School. You can visit many parts of the building including the lecture theatres, study spaces and social spaces.

You can also view our campus from the air.

A level Bootcamp

Unfortunately the A level bootcamp at Easter cannot run as planned. We are working on putting together a virtual alternative to help our offer holders to transition to university. Look out for details in your inbox in the next few weeks.

COVID-19 information

You will naturally have many questions arising from the potential impact of the coronavirus on your studies. The university has mechanisms in place to ensure we can manage the admissions process for those planning to join us in September, and we will share further information with you as soon as we can.

The University of Kent’s advice for applicants found here will be updated regularly.

Any further questions?