Outreach

Here at the University of Plymouth we are enthusiastic about informing the next generation of mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists and navigators about the study of these subjects at degree level and the rewarding careers that they lead on to. In particular, we would like to offer your school an online talk or activity and soon hope to be able to visit you or invite you and your students to one of our on-campus events.

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth welcome you to request an academic talk for your students. These will currently be held online. If you would like to request a talk, please complete the form and we will be in touch to arrange.

Upcoming webinars

Proof in Mathematics - 12 November at 11:00
This talk examines some basic techniques for proving results, and also how not do do it! Register your interest

Triumphs and Challenges in Modern Mathematics - 10 December at 10:00
This talks looks at the efficiency of basic mathematical procedures such as factorisation, sorting and searching, implying the underlying problems are easy. Making a small change to these problems surprisingly increases the difficulty level exponentially but opens up some real world uses. Register your interest.

Talks currently available

  • Computer science: Artificial Intelligence - Building Machines that Think for Themselves
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: From the Light Bulb to Quantum Supremacy
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Chocolate, Mirrors and the Speed of Light
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Patterns of Proof
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Calculus from First Principles
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: What's the Matter with Anti-Matter?
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Particle Physics
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Being Roughly Correct: guesstimation
  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Opening Doors: Careers and Surprises with Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Secret messages from PoWs

  • Mathematics/theoretical physics: Mathematical Detective Work: dimensional analysis
  • Mathematics and statistics: Some mathematical models for Cases of Covid-19
  • Mathematics: Opening Doors - Mathematics Careers and Qualifications
  • Mathematics: Proofs in Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Triumphs and Challenges in Modern Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • Computing: If Romeo and Juliet had a Facebook account...
  • Computing: Sentiment Analysis
  • Civil and coastal engineering: Civil Engineers save the world
  • CRNS Webniar Series Several talks https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/robotics-neural-systems/crnswebinar 
  • Engineering - general: What is Engineering?

If the talk you are interested in is not listed, get in contact and we can see what we can offer.

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