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.
Year 10 students are invited to our school for an enriching STEM day, including robotics/coding activities, physics practicals, mathematical puzzles and problem solving sessions, and talks from visiting lecturers. Teachers will need to apply for places on behalf of their students, bringing along a team of 5, 10 or 15. For more information, see our Year 10 Summer School Flier. Spaces are limited so we will contact schools who registered an interest to sign up first.
Year 11 students finishing their GCSE who are planning to take A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Computer Science are invited to our school for two days of STEM enrichment activities in preparation for Year 12 study. Activities will include game coding, physics practicals, mathematical puzzles and problem solving sessions, and talks from visiting lecturers. Students interested in attending are able to apply for their own place, using the Year 11 Summer School Application Form. For more information, see our Year 11 Summer School Flier. Spaces are limited so please do get in touch quickly if you are keen take part in the event.
Year 12 students studying A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Computer Science and intending to apply to elite universities requiring interviews and admissions tests are invited to our Summer School for two days to get a STEM skills boost before the summer holidays. Activities will include preparation for maths, physics, computer science and engineering admissions tests including STEP, MAT, PAT and ENGAA, an interview skills session, a personal statement masterclass, and talks from admissions tutors and visiting lecturers. Students interested in attending are able to apply for their own place, using the Year 12 Summer School Application Form. For more information, see our Year 12 Summer School Flier. Spaces are limited so please do get in touch quickly if you are keen to take part in the event.
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
We have obviously not been able to run outreach activities as we would like for larger groups in our school and in other schools around the region. Restrictions are lifting and we have a range of experiences for students around the region to enhance their interest in the mathematical sciences. This includes our new STEMmaster activity which is based on the popular TV show, Taskmaster. If you are interested in this or any other outreach and want to find out more please email email@example.com
We will shortly update this page with all we can offer schools in the region in our subjects of Maths, Physics and Computer Science.
From October 2019 to March 2020 the Maths School has held a series of classes on campus encouraging students from Years 9 to 11 to think differently about mathematics.
We have now moved to an online mode of delivery (see above)
Held during half term in October 2019 attendees spent the day on campus hearing from Headteacher Damian Haigh, juggling Merseyside mathematician Colin Wright and others.
Held during the Easter break, these school workshops were aimed at students from across the Liverpool City Region in Years 10 and 11.
In April 2019 six schools hosted the first series of Maths School’s Easter events, one from each borough of Liverpool. Over 150 GCSE students took part in activities including revision sessions, problem-solving and confidence building aimed at supporting students attain the highest grades in their mathematics GCSE.
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