12 Sept 2016: School welcomes new & returning students

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome new students to its part-time undergraduate programmes and its two full-time undergraduate programmes: DT205 BSc Hons Mathematical Sciences and DT220 BSc Hons Industrial Mathematics. Our two full-time undergraduate programmes have over twenty new CAO entrants who will be beginning a four-year honours degree that will equip them with the flexible, analytical and problem-solving skills for a professional career in their chosen sector.

In addition, the School is happy to welcome the second cohort of students to the programme DT8998 CPD in Data Analysis for Professionals which ran highly successfully for the first time in 2015/2016. In 2016/2017 the School will also be seeing the first graduates of its new taught postgraduate programme MSc Applied Mathematics which is entering its second year.

The School also warmly welcomes back its continuing students and wishes them an enjoyable and successful year ahead. For more information about any of these programmes visit our programme information pages.

8 Sept 2016: New Applied Statistics programme starts

The School of Mathematical Sciences has welcomed the first students to register on its new programme DT9002 Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. The programme provides professionals with the highly specialised statistical skills required in a wide variety of sectors, such as, the insurance, banking, health care, enterprise software, internet technology, manufacturing and the public sector. It is delivered in the evenings over one academic year, allowing students to study flexibly and balance study with their lives.

20 June 2016: Blathnaid Sheridan & Cormac Breen receive Access and Civic Engagement Staff Awards

Dr Blathnaid Sheridan, a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Dr Cormac Breen, coordinator of the Mathematics Learning Support Centre, were recently awarded DIT Access and Civic Engagement Staff Awards for their contributions to Access and Civic Engagement.

Blathnaid works closely with our full-time undergraduate students throughout their Work Placements.  During their Work Placements our students work a variety of employment sectors, experiencing employment in that sector, using their mathematical knowledge and further developing their employability skills. The award recognised this work in association with Students Learning With Communities.

The Mathematics Learning Support Centre provides free, non-judgemental support in mathematics to all undergraduate students in DIT assisting students with dedicated, trained tutors to gain confidence, develop their ability in mathematics and achieve their potential. The centre therefore works closely with the DIT Access & Civic Engagement Office and Disability Service and the award recognises the work of the centre with Access students.

Blathnaid Sheridan receiving a DIT Access and Civic Engagement Staff Award from the President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton

6 Sept 2016: Undergraduate return from Work Placements

Students at the end of the penultimate year of their full-time undergraduate programmes, having completed their work placements, recently made their final presentations. All students studying our four-year honours degree programmes undertake a placement in one the School of Mathematical Sciences' partner companies. The presentations not only mark the completion of this element of the programme but also allow students to share their experiences with their peers and reflect upon their learning and experience of that sector.

This year our students benefitted greatly from experiencing the workplaces and becoming integrated into companies and organisations such as EY, CSO, Zurich, BOI and Cornmarket. It was a very rewarding experience, not only helping our students to make informed career choices but also to develop valuable graduate attributes required when looking for future employment.

20 June 2016: Student Ambassadors for 2016/2017 named

The Student Ambassadors for the College of Sciences & Health for the academic year 2016/2017 have been named. The School of Mathematical Sciences is represented by Mona Ekky, an undergraduate student on the programme DT205 BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences, and by Kiril Nikulin, an undergraduate student on the programme DT220 BSc (Hons) Industrial Mathematics.

The role of the Student Ambassadors is to answer practical questions, assist and meet with prospective new students and visitors to the College of Sciences & Health who are interested its undergraduate programmes. They participate in events such as Induction, SciFest and Open Days throughout the academic year and provide tours of the Kevin Street and its facilities to give an impression of what it is like to study on the campus. The Ambassadors are from a diverse range of backgrounds and courses and therefore can share their first-hand experience of student life at DIT.