Academic Representatives are the main IMA contact within UK Universities offering mathematical sciences degrees. We have representatives at most Universities and are working to extend this.

Why we have Academic Representatives

The IMA introduced the Academic Representative initiative in late 2016 and we now have representatives in place at over fifty UK Universities.  These are members of the academic staff who are either a Member (MIMA) or Fellow (FIMA) of the IMA.  We envisage that they will:

  • help add to the strength of the mathematical sciences community
  • enable the IMA to get feedback from departments on needs and priorities
  • provide a mechanism for sharing the work of the IMA with a wider audience
  • play an active role in promoting the IMA and membership to students and colleagues
  • help to grow the IMA membership and hence its ability to provide expanded support for mathematics

Who are the Academic Representatives?

Our Academic Representatives can be contacted for further information about the IMA and its activities.  If you are a student or working at a University and are interested in finding out more about the IMA please get in touch with your contact. If there is not a representative at your institution and you would be interested in this role please contact Gemma Reeves.

How we support Academic Representatives

We provide all Academic Representatives with a variety of materials to explain and promote the role of the IMA in supporting the wider mathematical community.  We have put in place a dedicated communication network to share information and ideas and we publish a bi-monthly newsletter.

We also offer mathematics careers talks to undergraduates and support for careers events and activities.  Talks cover:

  • General information on careers accessible with a mathematical sciences degree
  • Tips on how to present yourself to employers at application and interview stage
  • Information about the IMA, and how membership of a professional body can support your job applications and subsequent career development.

If you are interested or require further information please contact Erica Tyson.

Important Links

MathsCareers – this popular website provides information and resources for students of all ages on careers in mathematics, including career profiles and articles.

IMA Membership – to find out about joining the IMA

Student Membership – details of our membership options


List of Academic Representatives (pdf)

Full Report from 1st Academic Representatives Forum (docx)

Newsletter – No. 3 – November 2017 (pdf)