School of Mathematics & Statistics

Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

Our events and teaching materials are aimed at promoting the study of mathematics and statistics at A Level and beyond.

Year 11 Conference

Our annual Year 11 Conference is usually held in late September or early November.

Typically, there are two hour-long lectures during the afternoon, separated by a short refreshment break. The lectures are aimed at encouraging pupils to continue studying mathematics at A Level.

Previous speakers have included Professor Robin Johnson (Newcastle University), Dr Lee Fawcett (Newcastle University), Dr Paul Baxter (Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Guy Lecturer) and Professor Philip Moriarty (Nottingham University).

Year 12 Conference

Our annual Year 12 Conference is usually held in July.

There will be lectures, hands-on sessions and information and advice on applying to university. This event will give students an idea of what it will be like to study for a degree in mathematics and statistics.

Visits to schools

Our staff are happy to visit schools, give presentations or contribute to enhancement events. Examples of recent contributions include:

  • taster sessions for mathematics and statistics
  • talks about careers opportunities in mathematics and statistics
  • mathematics and statistics enhancement events
  • advice on the UCAS application process and personal statements


Every year, we run a Challenge and Senior Challenge for students in Years 8 and 10. The best entrants, along with teachers, family and friends are invited to a prize-giving evening at Newcastle University in May.

Contact us if you wish to be added to the database and receive next year's challenge questions.

Contact us

For more information, email