4 Jan 2017: School of Mathematical Sciences at DIT Open Day

DIT held two open days, Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December, at its Aungier Street campus in the heart of Dublin. A very large number of prospective students and their families came to find out about DIT, the programmes on offer and meet staff and current students. The School of Mathematical Sciences was represented on both days and lecturers and mathematical science students were on hand to talk about our programmes, answer questions and give further information about the opportunities for study in the School and DIT itself. Prospective students were also able to attend presentations from the College of Sciences & Health and see some of the facilities available to students of DIT. In particular, the Mathematics Learning Support Centre was represented at the Open Day, explaining the support that exists for all students of DIT studying mathematics as part of their programmes.

In spring 2017, the College of Sciences & Health will hold an open day for CAO applicants that have included DIT in their list of preferred institutions. We look forward to seeing many future students there!

14 Nov 2016: Induction ends with pizza

New full-time undergraduate students who entered our programmes DT205 Mathematical Sciences and DT220 Industrial Mathematics in September 2016 recently enjoyed a social evening with pizza and soft drinks to mark the end of their extended induction. Student representatives from the later stages of the programme and staff of the School of Mathematical Sciences were there as well to enjoy a relaxed event, held in DIT, Kevin Street.

Extended induction events for our students have been taking place since before the start of lectures, allowing students to meet lecturers, get to know other students and to learn about the College of Sciences & Health and its support services and facilities. The induction is designed to ensure a smooth transition to third-level education, answer questions and address any difficulties. It also provides a source of valuable advice about studying at college, balancing study and social life and living away from home that will help students of the College throughout their studies.

During the induction, the students have got to know their Stage Tutor and other key sources of assistance and a fun social event was a very fitting way to bring the formal schedule of events to a close.

Students of DT205/DT220 enjoying an evening of pizza and cards in Kevin Street to mark the end of extended induction.

1 Nov 2016: John Forde & Michael Tuite medals awarded

The School presented the John M Forde and Michael Tuite medals to the top graduates from our full-time and part-time undergraduate programmes respectively at a ceremony following their graduation on Saturday 8 October.

Andrew Whelan was awarded the John M Forde medal for an exceptional performance in his degree DT205 Mathematical Sciences. We wish Andrew every success in the future and hope to welcome him back to DIT in the near future.

John M Forde medal 2016

Sarah Murray received the Michael Tuite medal as the outstanding graduate of DT8248 Mathematics. Sarah has studied mathematics part-time at DIT over many years and the medal is a fitting tribute to her dedication and high achievements.

Michael Tuite medal 2016

Congratulations to both medal winners!

1 Nov 2016: Mathsweek 2017 @ the School of Mathematical Sciences

Mathsweek 2016 at DIT

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, once again hosted events to mark national MathsWeek. Hundreds of school children from first-year and second-year of secondary school and fifth and sixth class of primary school came to DIT, Kevin Street to enjoy puzzles, games and challenges designed to explore and have fun learning about mathematics and its applications, guided by staff and students of the School of Mathematical Sciences. In the last two years, approximately one thousand school children have taken part in School of Mathematics, DIT, Mathsweek events.

Entertainment was also provided by two external speakers, Dr James Tanton and Dr Ken Farquhar, who captivated their audiences with a mix of magic, tricks and comedy.

Over a quarter of a million people get involved in MathsWeek each year and more information can be found at Mathsweek.

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1 Nov 2016: Graduation for students of the School of Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations to all our new graduates! On Saturday 8 October, graduates of our full-time undergraduate programmes, our part-time undergraduate programmes and the masters programme received their awards during a ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

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It was a fabulous occasion and an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievement of all our graduates in the company of their friends and families.

In total, thirty-eight graduates of programmes in the School of Mathematical Sciences were presented for their awards. We extend our warmest congratulations to all our graduates and wish them every success in the future and hope to see them again soon.