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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department

Durham University Mathematical Society, affectionately known as MathSoc, gives people with an interest in mathematics an opportunity to meet away from lectures and provides a number of valuable services to members.

Join at the fresher's fair, or email us any time: membership is 7.50 for life (6 if you pay at the fresher's fair), or 4 for a year.

Mathsoc: Necessary and Sufficient

Other information on student life is available from Durham Student's Union. Their student handbook is also a useful resource.

Student records

Your Department record file contains some or all of the following:

  • Your plagiarism forms
  • Copies of emails and letters received from you and sent to you

Lists of student names are used in the preparation of registers for tutorials, practicals and examples classes and in the examinations. All such Departmental computer files are registered under the Data Protection Act. Each student’s marks for all examinations and assessed work are confidential to the members of the Board of Examiners of the Department; aggregate marks for each module are known to the members of the Faculty Board of Examiners, College Principals and Senior Tutors, the Examinations Department, and the individual student.

Smoking and Mobile phones

Please note that (i) smoking is not allowed in any University building, and (ii) mobiles must always be switched off in teaching rooms.