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First Year Seminar Series

Professional and Personal Development Seminar Series for first year student members of the Department of Mathematics

The seminar series is a programme of 8 one-hour sessions on Tuesday mornings held in LSE LIFE. The series offers opportunities for interaction between students and members of staff in a relaxed, non-teaching setting. Lecturers, class teachers and other departmental staff will regularly attend and actively participate in the seminars.

It builds a sense of community among students and members of the maths department while helping students adjust to university life.
After every single seminar, I felt incredibly motivated to get as much as possible out of my degree.
You can always get constructive advice from it, along with biscuits and tea!

The aims of the seminar series are to:

  • Provide academic, professional and personal development training to first-year students.

  • Orient first-year students about additional development opportunities offered by the School.

  • Address the challenges that first-year student commonly face in their transition from school to university and during their undergraduate studies.

  • Contribute to fostering a sense of cohesion and belonging among students and to building relationships between students and members of the mathematics department.

Session topics

Table of seminars

 Michaelmas Term Lent Term

Wk 3 - Getting to know each other

Wk 3 - Advice from senior mathematics students

Wk 5 - What do Mathematics students want and what can you do?

Wk 5 - What do Mathematics students want and what might the future hold?

Wk 7 - Study Skills

Wk 7 - Making the most of your summer: a guide to some of the things you can do and how to make it a success

Wk 9 - Early Careers of Women in Mathematics                                                                                                                 

Wk 9 - CANCELLED                                                                                                    

First year students can find out more about the series on the dedicated Moodle site.

Any information relating to Second Year Seminar Series will be sent out via email.