This page is to highlight information of interest to students.
University Liaison Officer
Erica Tyson our IMA University Liaison Officer offers support to students and their Mathematics Societies as well as promoting mathematics and highlighting opportunities for students.
Erica has extensive experience from working in industry in a variety of training positions. In particular, she has developed and implemented internship and educational programmes and, from a number of years of helping new graduates make the transition from university to workplace, is well placed to support students in university and to promote the benefits of membership of a professional and learned society.
To book a presentation to your maths society, or for information on setting up an IMA supported society contact her on email@example.com.
Erica's University Liaison Calendar
|9-12 April||British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Leeds|
|16 May||University of Hertfordshire Jobs Bootcamp|
|17-20 June||June Young Researchers Conference Edinburgh|
|20 June||York University Careers Day|
|27-29 June||MEI Conference, Keele|
The Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Undergraduate Mathematics Conference took place on Saturday 16 February 2013 at the University of Greenwich was very successful. The IMA would be delighted to receive offers from other universities to organize and host other events under this branding. Sponsorship of £1,000 from the IMA is available to support running a TMT conference. GCHQ who sponsored the prize for the Best Presentation have indicated that they are also keen to support future events.
Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org of expressions of intent and requests for funding.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is keen to increase engagement of university students with the activities of the IMA. More details can be found in the Support and grants section. To apply for a grant download the Grant Application Form and send the completed form through to Erica.
If you are interested in how IMA Membership, professional development and Chartered Mathematician status can help you information is available in the Professional Affairs section.
You may have seen in your university's prospectus, or on their website, that some (if not all) of their mathematics degree programmes have been accredited by the IMA and wondered what this actually means. This has been explained on the What does Accreditation mean to Undergraduates and Graduates? page. See also the List of Accredited Degree Programmes.
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Talks and other events
You can find local events from the Branches section, where the IMA has a Branch which is local to them. Events are typically free to attend.
You might be interested in events run by the IMA Early Career Mathematicians Committee.
As well as a range of research journals, the IMA publishes Mathematics Today, a general interest mathematics publication containing articles, reviews, reports and other news on developments in mathematics and its applications. Institute members receive six issues per year as part of their membership subscription. Find out more in the Publications section.
Students may also be interested in reading the column by Dr Maths.
Maths Careers information
For current job and research opportunities visit the IMA Careers pages.
The IMA has prepared a Careers Advice for the Mathematics Undergraduate booklet which can be downloaded below.
The IMA contributes to the MathsCareers website. The website is a unique resource for people who are interested in finding out about the careers and opportunities that an education in mathematics can present. It covers a range of queries and careers including maths, statistics, engineering, medicine, finance, computer graphics and forensic science.
Careers for Mathematicians is an article by Sue Briault which appeared in Mathematics Today and includes some useful careers advice targeted to mathematics students. The IMA also provided assistance to the author of the Prospects careers advice leaflet 'Options with mathematics'.
The Plus careers library contains profiles of many people who have “Careers with maths” and is another good resource if you are interested in what mathematics graduates do.
Skills Transformer http://www.reading.ac.uk/seecc/skills-transformer/ provides science, technology, engineering and maths students with a structure to help you recognise, write about and talk about your skills: transforming them from dormant experiences to useful, persuasive evidence.
Undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and maths can often find reflecting on non-technical skills frustrating and unnecessary. Skills Transformer shows you, through hearing from graduates from your own degree disciplines, why transferable skills are vital to working successfully in technical jobs after graduation and why writing and talking about them is fundamental to securing a job.
Skills Transformer was created by Tania Lyden at The University of Reading as part of a project funded by HEFCE through the National HE STEM programme.