School of Mathematics

Before you get here

Mathematics at university can be quite different to school, so it's a good idea to be prepared for the transition.

Advance reading

Suggested reading

Most students find the first year of a mathematics degree challenging, however much mathematics they have studied at school. The appproach can be quite different and the pace is fast.

You might like to read about mathematics from a university-level perspective to prepare you for this.

You might also like to read some popular mathematics books by authors such as Simon Singh and Ian Stewart or look at some of the topics covered at Mathtutor and Khan Academy.

Information for new students

Our Student Learning Advisor contacts all new students in August with detailed information about getting ready to start in September.

The University also provides a website with lots of useful information: