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Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics BSc(Hons): Facilities

About our mathematics and statistics facilities

As modern mathematics and statistics frequently involves computing, your studies will take place in laboratories equipped with fold-flat LCD screens, high-spec processors, the latest networking hardware and data-projection systems. Plus, you will have access to more than 2,000 networked computers across the University, and all our main campus areas have wireless network access.

Professional specialist software

In addition to standard office software and predominantly academic packages such as Autograph, Minitab and Stella, you will also use the latest professional mathematics and statistics software packages:

  • Maple – a symbolic manipulation and numerical package which is used by universities and industries across the world to solve complex mathematical problems in all areas, from financial modelling to automotive engineering.
  • Matlab – a numerical package which is used by some of the largest businesses in the world, for example, Boeing, Ford, Pfizer and Samsung.
  • SAS – statistics-based software used extensively across the world. Of the world's largest 100 companies, 92 employ this software (New York Times, 2009), from finance to pharmaceuticals.

Using these software packages throughout your course will increase your technical mathematics and statistics skills and prepare you for employment in a wide range of industries.

Subject-specific support

In addition to support from your course tutors, you can also access help at our mathematics and statistics drop-in sessions. These sessions are run by academic staff and give you the opportunity to discuss issues that arise during your studies.

About our modern teaching environment

There is a wide range of facilities at our Penrhyn Road campus, where this course is based.

Penrhyn Road campusThe campus has grown around the original four-storey main building, which houses many of the important hubs of activity like the main student restaurant, the learning resources centre (LRC), and a host of teaching rooms and lecture theatres.

At the heart of the campus is the John Galsworthy building, a £20million teaching and learning facility. The six-storey complex brings together lecture theatres, flexible teaching space and information technology suites around a landscaped courtyard.

The £9.8million Eadweard Muybridge building also provides spacious specialist laboratories and teaching spaces.

Find out more about the Penrhyn Road campus in the virtual tour.

Learning resources centre

Penrhyn Road Learning Resources CentreThe Penrhyn Road Learning Resources Centre (LRC) gives you access to a large collection of printed and electronic resources. There are drop-in PC areas, video and DVD facilities, satellite TV and a variety of study spaces zoned for different types of learning activity. The wireless network in the LRC means you can also work from your laptop or mobile device.

There's also a reading garden, which offers an oasis of calm when you want to get away from it all, plus a Learning Cafe where you can study over a cup of coffee and a snack. Help and information is on hand for students with disabilities or special learning needs.

Find out more about the Penrhyn Road Learning Resources Centre in the virtual tour.

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