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Getting help with Maths and Stats

There's a range of support for Maths and Stats around the University, whether you need help with your academic studies, research or graduate recruitment processes.

Maths and Stats mentoring

Maths and Stats mentoring is a way to get help from a postgraduate student who is from your academic discipline or college.

You can access this in various ways:

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

If you need help with Maths and Statistics as part of your academic study, you may be able to access support in the following Colleges:

  • Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences and International Studies
  • Business School

Look out for information and emails from your department or ask your lecturer.

For further information:


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

Numerical Reasoning Tests

If you need to brush up on your Maths please visit the Numerical Reasoning Tests information page on My Career Zone which includes links to online practice tests and resources. Also see the Psychometric Testing resources.


Q-Step Centre

Exeter's Q-Step Centre provides advanced training in quantitative research methods for undergraduates in the social sciences. Building on the core disciplines of Politics and International Relations, Criminology and Sociology, Q-Step programmes aim to increase the number of students undertaking quantitative methods training in social science by embedding research skills into substantive degree programmes and modules.

Find out more about the Q-Step Centre.

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. For example, students in History, Law or Archaeology will be able to enrol in Q-Step modules, complete the proficiency, and have it designated in their degree title.

Find out more about PADA

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