University to support gifted mathematics students throughout East Midlands

Our University has been awarded a grant from the Department of Education to support the academic development of gifted sixth form students studying mathematics throughout the East Midlands.

The Leicester widening participation initiative, which consists of problem solving courses for year sixth form students building on A-level mathematics material, will run from early July 2017 to May 2018.

The Department of Education grant is to the value of £8,355 for the academic year 2017/18 through the Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) managed by the independent educational charity Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI).

The courses are designed for gifted and talented mathematicians in sixth form education throughout the East Midlands region.

Dr Frank Neumann, Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics at our Department of Mathematics said: “This initiative is aimed at talented students from all backgrounds in the region. We like to show the beauty and elegance of mathematics via discussing fascinating problems and exciting applications in the real world.”