Working with Schools and Widening Participation
The Department has a rich programme of activities for school children, including visits to schools from members of the Department and group visits for children to attend sessions about mathematics in the Department.
Primary School visits for Year 6
We are keen to connect with as many local schoolchildren as possible, to provide:
- Understanding of what goes on in universities
- Motivation to think about studying in university
- Appreciation for mathematics as an interesting and important subject
We can organize a visit to the school from a member of the Department to talk about the university, and about why mathematics is interesting and important. These visits are very informal, typically taking the form of a question-and-answer session.
Fun with learning
After an initial visit to the school, we can invite a group of students to visit the Department for three short talks on Mathematics (about 45 min. each).
These visits normally take place during the summer term, but we are flexible in arranging visits at other times of the year. To find out more please contact the Admissions Coordinator (see sidebar).
Mathematics Sessions for Schools
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Bristol holds a programme of Mathematics Sessions for Schools. The sessions are run by members of the Department, and cover a wide variety of mathematical topics, many reflecting the research interests of the staff. They are intended to complement the school syllabus with material both accessible and, we hope, new and stimulating, and to point the way towards mathematics at university and beyond.
Who are these sessions for?
This year's sessions are aimed at year 12 and 13 mathematics students. The sessions are self-contained, and students are welcome to attend as many as they like.
When are the sessions held?
The sessions will be held 4.15 - 5.45pm on the following Wednesdays:
- 14 and 21 October
- 4, 11, 18 and 25 November
- 2 and 9 December