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.
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.
- How to Study for a Mathematics Degree by Lara Alcock explains what to expect at university and contains a wealth of useful study advice.
- Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy Gowers gives an idea of the scope and spirit of mathematics and is not too technical.
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: