School Visits

We would be pleased to welcome school groups to the Department and can also visit you in your school or college. We offer a range of free activities providing information, advice and guidance and encouraging students to consider Mathematics post-18.

Insight Days

We can arrange an Insight Day for your students who might be interested in studying mathematics or statistics at university. This day is suitable for groups in Year 11 and above.

We can tailor the programme to suit you, but an example of what we could offer is provided below:

10:00 am Arrival and Welcome
10:15 am Taster Lecture
10:45 am Taster Workshop (Based on the Lecture)
12:00 pm Lunch
12.30 pm Campus Tour
1.30 pm Introduction to Maths at University
1.50 pm Student Life Interactive Session with our Current Students
2.20 pm Depart

We can also facilitate residential visits with a one night stay and a full day of activities for a hospitality charge.

Interactive Talks and Workshops

We are happy to explore options to visit your school to talk to groups of your Year 11 and sixth form students. We will work with you to create a bespoke session which is suitable for you.

Examples of sessions we may be able to offer are:

Why Maths & Stats?

A 30-minute talk to provide your students with an understanding of why they may consider the subject beyond A level. We’ll highlight what it’s like to study mathematics and statistics at university, including the different degree options, entry requirements and career options.

Exciting Statistics

We find that a lot of our students start their degree with a lack of interest in statistics, yet a significant number find a real passion for the subject area and many pursue careers or further study in statistics. From its role in medical drug trials to the prediction of extreme weather events, statistics has some pretty fascinating applications! This is an interactive workshop delivered by one of our research students and topics can include simulation, medical trials and algorithms.

Problem Solving Sessions

Problem-solving is an important aspect of maths and its role in real-world applications. In these sessions we will work with your students to help develop their skills in this area, providing them with the chance to try out some advanced problems themselves!

For more information or to book an activity please contact mathematics@lancaster.ac.uk