Published: 15 February 2023

Inside Surrey societies: Maths Society

Joining a society linked to your subject is a fantastic way of gaining access to a range of events, making new friends and enriching your Surrey experience. We talk to President Miles McCrory to go inside the Maths Society and find out what’s on offer.

Surrey’s Maths Society is a friendly community of maths students – from first year undergraduates up to PhD level – as well as students from other disciplines including physics and psychology.

The Society’s busy social programme this year has included a ‘meet and greet’ event during Welcome Week, Halloween bar crawl, quizzes and a Rubix basement night in collaboration with other Surrey societies. There have also been guest speakers from organisations such as NPL (National Physical Laboratory).

President Miles McCrory says: “Every Friday in collaboration with the School of Maths and Physics we organise a talk or seminar with an industry speaker or PhD student, and everyone gathers afterwards to socialise. These events are a really good way to get to know lecturers in a more casual setting, and that really helps when you go back into lecturers: you’re more confident to ask questions.”

Plans for later in the year include more socials, coffee catch-ups, industry talks and a trip to the Guildford Spectrum for ice-skating.

Asked why students should join the Society, Miles says: “It’s a great place for anyone with an interest in maths to find like-minded people. University is a big place and you can feel a bit lost so it’s nice to know there’s this community of people you can join.”

Maths Society member Tom Marsh adds: “Going to Maths Soc sessions has been an excellent way for me to socialise with other students as well as academics, and to build a real sense of community while learning interesting things from the Amazing Maths Seminars.”

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