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 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

From 2pm on Saturday 20th March, staff and students will be answering your questions live in these chatrooms:

  • Room 1: BSc Financial Mathematics and BSc Actuarial Science
  • Room 2: MMath Mathematics, BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics and Statistics, BA Mathematics and Accounting and Finance, BSc Mathematics with Secondary Education
  • Room 3: Parents and guests.

To join a chatroom, follow the link in your Virtual Applicant day email invite.

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. We look forward to meeting you in the chatrooms at 2pm.

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 play these 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?