SUMS - Steps to University for Mathematical Students

No idea what you want to study and looking for ideas, career paths, student views?

Thinking about studying Mathematics at university and wondering about the application process?

Considering applying to a university which requires or encourages an admissions test?

SUMS - a new web-magazine for you!

SUMS is a monthly web-magazine for all A level Mathematics students. Each issue is packed full of support, resources and advice, with regular features such as:

  • Where can maths take you? - Interviews with maths graduates
  • Preparing for university – each month includes advice for what you could and should be doing now – from websites to explore and competitions to enter, to developing skills for University Admissions Tests
  • Studying at university – the lowdown from students and lecturers about what it’s like to study maths
  • Do some maths – puzzles, problems, and new maths topics, plus the chance to get your work published in future issues

New issues are published on the second Monday of every month.

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Attend a SUMS enrichment day

We’ve launched a free SUMS enrichment day, which extends the content covered in the SUMS magazine! Our SUMS enrichment day is designed to develop students’ problem-solving and teamwork skills and to encourage more female students to study maths.

We’re running days at five different universities to enable students from across the country to attend and to experience a university environment. During the day, students will get the chance to work on an extended problem in small groups, quiz current students about university life, and hear from young women who use maths in their jobs.