There are various ways you can gain support with maths and statistics at the University of Exeter, whether you require support for your academic studies, research or graduate recruitment processes.  Explore the tabs below to find out more.


Maths and Stats Mentoring is a way to get help from a postgraduate student who is from your academic discipline or your college.  Mentoring is available in the Colleges of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences; Life and Environmental Sciences; Social Sciences and International Studies and the Business School.

This support is offered in various ways:

  • individual appointments
  • drop-in helpdesks (small group and individual slots available)
  • organised small group sessions

If you have a maths or statistics query and would like to see someone, please look out for information and emails from your department, or ask your lecturer.  For further information, please contact John Shanahan (Academic Skills Adviser).

Maths and Statistics Mentoring is co-ordinated by the Academic Skills and Student Engagement Team in collaboration with ASK (Cornwall Campus), academic staff, PGRs, and College finance professionals.

The Exeter Q-Step Centre provides advanced training in quantitative research methods for undergraduates in the social sciences. Find out more by visiting our Q-Step Centre website.

Proficiency in Applied Data Analysis (PADA)

Each academic year, the Q-Step Centre offers 20 students from all disciplines at Exeter the opportunity to undertake a Proficiency in Applied Data Analysis (PADA) that can be tagged onto their degree.

To have the words ‘with proficiency in applied data analysis’ added to their degree title, undergraduate students must successfully pass a minimum of 60 credits of data analysis modules (45 compulsory and 15 optional). The following modules are compulsory:

An additional Q-Step module needs to be taken for an extra 15 credits. Also note that PADA students can sign up for SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace, but this module does not count towards the Proficiency certification credits.

Interested students must contact The University of Exeter Q Step Centre to register their intention to follow the PADA path at

Refresh Your Maths is an employability skills training session led by Maths students to help you brush up your Maths and prepare you for numerical reasoning tests.

The SSIS Employability Team has collaborated with the College of Engineering, Maths, and Physical Sciences, and has employed Maths students to lead these fantastic workshops. Please do not worry about your level of ability, the workshops are a friendly environment for all and are designed to help you brush up on your GCSE-level Maths.

To find out more, click here.

Other Support Available

The Career Zone also offers current students and graduates a comprehensive on-line practice test with detailed feedback. A range of tests including: Psychometric tests, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Diagrammatic Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Error Checking, Verbal Comprehension, Situational Judgement, and Personality Questionnaires. You can access the tests online at: (you will need your Exeter login to access the tests). 

Check out the Psychometric Testing resources in My Career Zone.