Meet people, do stuff.
Mathematical (SUMS)

SUMS is the best way for you to indulge in a little bit of maths and make some friends along the way.

As the name suggests, the St Andrews University Mathematics Society (SUMS for short) is primarily concerned with establishing a community of people interested in maths! To do this, SUMS runs a number of regular events, including:

  • Lunchtime lectures: fascinating talks in which distinguished lecturers and guests give a look into their research area or an underappreciated part of maths that more people should know about.
  • Maths JAMS: these are cozy board game nights where people are encouraged to nerd out about maths to the fullest extent. We also sometimes bring our own problems.
  • Pub socials.

A number of larger events also get organised throughout the year, such as:

  • Student-Staff Charity Quiz: teams of lecturers from each of the departments and teams of undergraduates are pitted against each other in an exciting game-show style battle of wits – all for charity.
  • Maths competitions: In 2020, we hosted the very first Scottish University Maths Olympiad (SUMO), bringing in over 20 teams from 5 different universities to compete against each other in a fun team maths competition. We also hold an annual integration bee!
  • Balls: In conjunction with the School of Maths and Stats, we organise an annual ball to celebrate pi day! It's a great excuse to get dressed up and have a fun, tangentially maths-themed evening with your friends.

All this for the low membership cost of £3!

If you would like to get involved, follow our Facebook page and make sure to watch out for our freshers events and committee elections.


Memberships for 2024-25 will be available in September.

Interest list

Not sure about membership yet? Tick the box and hit Save to join the interest list for free. The society can send you their mailing list and other updates so you can see what they're up to.

Log in to register interest.


No news published.
No resources available.