Activities and Events for Schools, Colleges and the Community Activities and Events for Schools, Colleges and the Community

Mathematics Talks and Workshops for Schools

The School of Mathematics ast UEA offers a range of talks and workshops that are suitable for schools and the wider public.  We are able to tailor our sessions to engage all ages, from primary school children, through all key stages and beyond!

Our mathematicians are very happy to visit your school or group, and we can also welcome you at UEA.  Please contact schools@uea.ac.uk for further information.

Explore Maths Day

This annual event takes place in the Spring and is targeted at Year 10 students from around our region.  The day includes a taster lecture, maths workshops and a tour of campus.  Previous workshop sessions have included ‘How not to lose your mind’, ‘Maths in a box’ and ‘Mathemagics’.  Please contact the Outreach Team on outreach@uea.ac.uk to register your school's interest for the next event.

Discover Maths Day: ‘Maths and beyond – Discover your options!’

This annual event is targeted at Year 12 students, but all are welcome to attend.  The day consists of short lectures and workshops in some of the degrees that require maths at A Level, including Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Actuarial Science.  Previous sessions have included ‘Chaos, and how to create it’, ‘Can irrationals repeat’ and ‘Aerodynamics of Sport’.  Please contact Enrichment Team on enrichment@uea.ac.uk to register your interest for the next event.

Inter-School Maths Quizzes

UEA Maths department is proud to host the annual Year 6 and Year 8 Norfolk Schools Maths Quizzes in June each year.  This event, which started as a couple of teachers meeting up with their pupils for a fun quiz back in the 80’s, now attracts entries from over forty schools each year.  Students work in teams of four answering questions individually and solving problems as a team. Please contact the Outreach Team on outreach@uea.ac.uk to register your school's interest for the next event.

Norwich Science Festival

Faculty members and postgraduate students are regular participants at this popular festival at The Forum in Norwich.  In recent years Davide Proment has run a stand called ‘The Wonders of Sound Waves’ and given a public lecture, ‘Fundamentals of Resonance’. 

 

You may also find visiting the Science Faculty Outreach website useful in finding out the breadth of outreach to schools across a wide variety of subject areas.