Department of Mathematics

Life as a Mathematics student

Our Department is a real hub of activity and you'll enjoy being part of a close knit community where there are plenty of opportunities to make friends.

Our study spaces

Outside of lectures, you can study or catch up with your friends in the Wormhole or Gauss House -- our popular student spaces. Students enjoy working in the study spaces whilst making friends. The department also has a student kitchen where you have access to free tea and coffee and is a great place to socialise with other students.

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"‘The department is such a friendly and inspiring place to be. I love working with other students in the unique student study spaces and everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful so you never feel alone."

Claire Blackman 
Mathematics BSc

Our clubs and societies 

Join a club, take part in a sport or get involved in community projects as part of our outreach programme. Whatever you want to do, there's no shortage of activities and events to get involved in at Sussex. 

Our lively Mathematics Society SUMS arranges regular social events such as the popular annual Maths Ball, pub quizes, board games, walks in the Downs and charity events where you can meet other students from all years and make new friends. SUMS collaborate with many other Sussex societies including QSOC Physics society with whom they run many joint events. Other popular societies include Dog Walking and Poker. See all of our societies run by the Students' Union

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SUMS also organise regular Maths POP lectures which are hosted by Sussex Mathematics lecturers on a great range of interesting topics.

During exam periods, SUMS organise revision sessions in our student spaces where you can get tips for revising and help from other years or just enjoy a place to work.

"‘I felt welcomed straight away into the maths community and the regular social events that are organised throughout the year help to create a friendly and supportive atmosphere."

Jessie Beard
Mathematics BSc

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