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: three 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: last year we organised 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.

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.


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