Fridays@2 are a series of weekly seminars run during term time. The programme is designed specifically for undergraduate and masters students. The sessions are designed to help students to develop useful skills, to explore career possibilities, and to put their mathematics courses into a broader context. The sessions will run every Friday during term time at 14:00-15:00 in L1, followed by tea and biscuits in the South Mezzanine.

The Fridays@2 timetable can be found here.

The slides, recordings or handouts for each session will be posted below after each session.

Michaelmas Term 2018  

Week 1: Making the most of intercollegiate classes


PDF icon Slides
Week 2: What makes a good maths solution?

PDF icon Handout

PDF icon Tips on writing mathematics

Week 3: Studying independently

PDF icon Self Explanation Training

PDF icon Slides

Week 4: Managing a busy workload and having a life too

Short guide to managing your time

"Procrastination" Tales Of Mere Existence

Week 5: Panel discussion - What is it like to do a PhD/do research/

be an academic in mathematics?


Week 6: Mathematics: the past, present and future

"The Goldbach Conjecture" - Professor Ben Green

Week 7: Dissertation: presenting a thesis


PDF icon Slides

Week 8: Working together: end-of-term mathematical board games  


Hilary Term 2019  
Week 1: Whose Maths is it Anway?  
Week 2: Surely there's no ethics in mathematics?


Fridays@4 Recording

Week 3: Careers  

Week 4: Mathematics: the past, present and future

"Mathematical Biology: How the Leopard is Changing its Spots" - Professor Philip Maini

Week 5: Telling a mathematical story


PDF icon Slides

Week 6: How we learn


Willingham, D. T. (2008). What will improve a student’s memory. American Educator, 32(4), 17-25

Willingham, D. T. (2006). How knowledge helps. American Educator, 30(1), 30-37.

Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual review of psychology, 64, 417-444.

Week 7: Mathematics: the past, present and future

"Polynomials" - Professor Nick Trefethen

Week 8: The Big Mathematical Quiz of the Year  


Trinity Term 2019  

Week 1: Mathematics: the past, present and future

"When Algebra met Topology" - Prof Ulrike Tillmann

Week 2: Managing Exam Anxiety


Revision and Examinations - Stress Less

Podcasts on exam prep and stress

Managing your Workload

Useful links and references for stress management and mindfulness

Week 3: Finals Forum PDF icon Slides
Week 4: Prelims Preparation PDF icon Slides