Mathematics has always been the language of engineering and the physical sciences. Today, the reach of mathematics extends to the social sciences, computing and the Internet, biology, finance, and many other areas. The rigorous approach to mathematics at university level provides deep insights into questions such as: are there different sizes of infinity? Is every number the solution of a polynomial equation? Can every angle be trisected using only a ruler and compass?


8 x 3 hour sessions, plus a day visit to Penryn campus and a field trip, to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

Session 1 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 2 Wednesday 13th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 3 Wednesday 27th March 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 4 Wednesday 10th April 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 5 Wednesday 26th June 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 6 Wednesday 21st August 2019 13:00–16:00 Penryn campus*
Session 7 Wednesday 11th September 2019 10:00–16:00 Field Trip**
Session 8 Wednesday 30th October 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus

* Please note that this session has been changed from Streatham campus to Penryn campus

** Please note that further details will be confirmed. 

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, with one event on Penryn campus and one field trip.

Meeting point: Harrison building reception, Streatham campus

Subject Activity Strand Content

If you engage with this subject strand, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the practice and content of mathematics at the undergraduate level and beyond. You’ll be invited to attend and participate in talks and workshops presented by university lecturers. You’ll learn about and work on cutting-edge research in areas such as number theory, cryptography, the weather of heavenly bodies, and chaos theory.

To help you get a better idea of what it’s like to study at university, there will be opportunities to interact with current undergraduate students who will share their experiences, help in the workshops, and provide useful advice.

Among the major differences between school and university is the extent to which you will be required to learn independently and express your ideas clearly. We will help you to develop these skills via extended projects supported by seminars.


This subject activity strand has contributions from the following degree programmes:

  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Mathematical Sciences
  • BSc Physics


Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for this activity strand, you must be studying Maths at A Level. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 8 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.