Welcome to the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) blog. The IMA is the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. We promote mathematics research, education and careers, and the use of mathematics in business, industry and commerce. Among our activities we produce academic journals, organise conferences and engage with government.

In this blog we will publish mathematical articles and news to reflect the interests of our members who come from a multiplicity of different organisations including university academics, industrial mathematicians, financiers, school teachers, scientists, civil servants etc.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

University of Greenwich sign up over 100 IMA e-Students

Erica Tyson (IMA University Liaison Officer) visited the University of Greenwich today to speak to maths students about the benefits of joining the IMA. This visit was part of a project funded by an HEA Teaching Development Grant aimed at enhancing students' employability skills. Project leader, Dr Nadarajah Ramesh said "engagement with professional bodies such as the IMA is very important for today's maths students".

Erica also spoke to the students about maths careers and how to apply for graduate jobs. She mentioned the Maths Careers website as being an excellent place to find out more information.

After Erica's talks to both first and second year students, over 100 University of Greenwich maths students signed up to join the IMA e-Student community. Noel-Ann Bradshaw, principal lecturer and IMA member, said that she thought the e-Student scheme was an excellent idea and hoped that many of their students would attend IMA events and go on to take up full membership in the future.

For more information about the role of the University Liaison Officer and the e-student scheme look on the student IMA webpage.