School of Mathematical Sciences
student placements

Student placements

Gain practical classroom experience to support your degree

For more information on student placements, please contact Dr Tom Wicks

About placements

The school offers its third-year students a module called Communicating Mathematics, which gives students the opportunity to go into local schools as teaching assistants.

The programme is run in association with national initiative the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme, and we usually have about 12 to 14 students who take part each year.

The module gives students the opportunity to be involved with maths education in local schools and to improve their communication, organisational and management skills. As the students gain more experience throughout the year, they are able to take groups and lead some activities in the class.


The benefits of the scheme for schools include:

  • Support and teaching assistance from knowledgeable and enthusiastic maths students
  • Opportunities for individual or small group support
  • Help with preparing materials
  • Links with the University
  • Contribution towards continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers

The pupils also receive more individual attention, assistance and encouragement from young and enthusiastic role models who can raise their career and higher education aspirations.

The programme also enables the University to foster links with the local community and to support widening participation.

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

School of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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