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The Department of Mathematics is a lively and friendly place with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

Academic staff are active in pioneering research which is making an impressive impact on the world stage. This strong research culture influences our curriculum, helping students to keep in touch with the latest developments in the field. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the department was ranked second in the UK for research impact.

The department has about 35 academic members of staff who teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and do research in a number of areas in pure mathematics, statistics, quantum dynamics and information security.

We provide a supportive learning environment and staff are always ready to give help and advice, with a personal adviser system and generous office hours.

98% of our students said that they were satisfied overall in the National Student Survey (NSS 2017).

WISDOM (Women in the Security Domain and/Or Maths)

The award-winning WISDOM group was founded in May 2016 by two female PhD students who wanted to create an opportunity to raise the profile of female staff and students working and studying in the fields of Mathematics and Information Security and encourage more women to enter into these academic disciplines. The group has just been shortlisted for a Women in Tech Award. The group also offers a strong support network and is fully attended by males and females who are interested in exploring ways that more women can be encouraged into the fields of Information Security and Maths.

WISDOM activities include monthly lunch meetings, workshops, discussion groups and outreach activities including socials.

See the WISDOM blog for details of WISDOM activities and articles.

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