The University of Liverpool Maths School is more than its pupils and teachers. As the first specialist maths school in the North, we are committed to nurturing mathematical and scientific potential across the region. We aim to provide students from all backgrounds with the tools, confidence and opportunities to achieve their academic potential. Our outreach activities are free.
We offer a variety of Outreach sessions including our online courses in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science as well as other outreach activities which include STEM Saturdays, Easter & Summer School, visiting schools for assemblies and workshops, school visits at ULMaS and mock interviews.
We will be commencing our online courses in September 2022- APPLY NOW!
This course can be summed up in the phrase “I wish I’d thought of that sooner”. When teaching able students at GCSE I was persistently encouraging them to study A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics but rarely did I demonstrate how the content they were learning at GCSE would be deployed in their A level studies. When teaching students with a high interest and potential in mathematics, why should questions on pulleys not be used when teaching simultaneous equations or complex numbers discussed when teaching surds?
Teaching across several key stages is demanding and this course is designed to provide teachers with a free, on demand CPD opportunity. Participants will be provided with access to weekly videos and worksheets, allowing them to refresh their subject knowledge and utilise the resources in their classroom. The aim is that with more teachers actively relating GCSE content to the next level of mathematical study, we can encourage even more students across the region to elect for these options at A Level.
There is no charge to take part in any of our online courses, but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.
For all our courses, you will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper
Information for future Easter Revision Days coming soon.
Information for future Easter Masterclasses coming soon.
Information for out 2023 Summer School coming soon.
Join us on the University of Liverpool campus to experience learning at the maths school and help you to decide if the school is right for you.
On these days you will see what lessons are like in our sixth form. You will be taught by our teachers, have a chance to meet current students, meet like minded year 11 students and get a feel for the ethos of the school.
The day will be from 9.45 – 2pm at University of Liverpool Maths School – Sir Alastair Pilkington Building on the University Campus (L69 7SH).
Our first STEM Saturday of the 2022-23 academic year took place on Saturday the 8th of October 2022 and was focused around Fluid Dynamics in Engineering. Students had a talk on nature informing engineering, found out about fluid dynamics in pipes from Dr Rob Lindsay from the University of Manchester, completed research into turbulence, taking pictures and videos of this then presented their findings to the group.
We are pleased to say our first STEM Saturday of the year on the 12th March 2022 reached full capacity and was a great success with 68 students attending. This day was aimed at Years 10, 11 & 12 students, were they explored the topic of Electromagnetism which is covered throughout KS3 to KS5 in schools. We aimed to enhance students understanding of this topic and go well beyond the curriculum in a day which involved expert talks, practical activities and theory. They seen a range of real life applications that use electromagnetism and found out about the current work by experts researching in these fields. A huge thank you to Professor Carsten Welsch, the Head of the University of Liverpool Physics Department who joined us for a talk and activities.
50 students attended our second STEM Saturday on the 2nd April 2022 focused on Computer Science with a math statistic. Years 10, 11 & 12 used computer science techniques within a physics practical experiment to prove that light intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance. They also conducted an experiment using an Arduino microcontrollers and some discrete electronic components. The also included a lecture on Artificial Intelligence from University of Liverpool’s Dr Sebastian Wild and Pamela Bezerra.
Our third STEM Saturday on 14th May 2022 was aimed towards Years 10 & 11 and focused on Further Maths. It covered how surds, Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry link to complex numbers, learn a more sophisticated approach to sequences and investigate how finding the roots of quadratic equations can extend to polynomials of higher powers.
Our fourth STEM Saturday on the 18th June 2022 was also aimed towards Year 10 & 11 students interested in Further Maths. It covered Matrices, probability distributions and impulse and momentum. We had another full turn out with 47 students in the North West region attending.
If your school is interested in hosting an ULMaS workshop sharing the joy and benefits of maths, physics or computer science with your pupils, we can support you in delivering bespoke enrichment sessions to students from Year 5 through to Year 11.
Programmes could involve:
If you would like to get involved or find out more about any of our activities, or if you are a local teacher who would like to know more, please do get in touch with our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org