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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Post Exam Activities

Below is a list of activities taking place after the May/June 2019 exam period, including induction sessions for those students progressing to the next level of study.

Induction Sessions

Thursday 13 June

10am - 12pm


For students progressing to Level 2.

1pm - 3pm


For students progressing to Level 3.

3pm - 5pm


For students progressing to Level 4.

Academic Advisor Meetings

Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 June

Your advisor will be in touch with you to arrange a specific time for meeting with you at the end of this term. The purpose of this advisor meeting is to give you advice on selecting modules for next year, to discuss how the year has gone for you, and to discuss any other questions you may have (career, references, etc.).

Other Activities

Please note, details will be updated in the coming weeks.

Monday 10 June


CM3121 Mathematics Teaching Interviews (Mr Neal Stothard, Professor Steve Abel)

Details will be emailed to current level 2 students soon.

Tuesday 11 June

2pm - 4pm


A Practical Introduction to Mathematica (Dr Sam Fearn)

Many calculations in modern mathematics are best done by computer. Computer algebra systems, such as Wolfram's Mathematica, are designed specifically for symbolic mathematical computations, and so are powerful tools for use across a variety of mathematical disciplines.

In this session, we will briefly introduce the basics of Mathematica, including the layout of notebooks, function definitions and the use of built-in structures such as patterns. This will be followed by a practical workshop demonstrating applications of Mathematica to an array of different topics. No substantial coding experience is required.

Wednesday 12 June

10am - 12pm


Topics in Probability (Dr Andrew Wade)

In this session you will investigate some topics in probability theory. A selection of topics will be available, to be chosen from some exciting applications of probability theory that are not covered in any of our undergraduate courses. Students from any year of study are very welcome.

Wednesday 12 June

2pm - 3.30pm


Project Talks (Dr Andrew Lobb)

Come and hear some graduating students present what they did in their final year projects! There will also be the chance to ask any questions that you might have about the project module.

Friday 14, Monday 17, and Wednesday 19 June

2pm - 4pm


Adapting and printing 3-dimensional mathematical objects (Dr Herbert Gangl)

An opportunity for students to obtain hands-on experience of using (existing code or CAD software and) 3D printing technology to help realise interesting mathematical objects (surfaces, polyhedra, Klein bottle, spheroids…).

Please note, there is a cap of 25 places for this workshop. To reserve your place, please contact Dr Herbert Gangl.