Sunday, January 20, 2008

Advice on choosing an undergraduate maths course in the UK

I am often asked for advice on choosing a place to study maths for a first degree in the United Kingdom. I summarised my thoughts in
this essay. Actually my page on league tables of U.K. maths departments stemmed from this, in answer to pondering questions including "Which are the largest UK maths departments?", and if there is any objectiveevidence to support the widely held opinion that COWI (Cambridge-Oxford-Warwick and Imperial... but not necessarily in that order) are the top four UK mathematics departments.

Any comments on the essay -- please post on this blog.

Monday, January 14, 2008

League table madness

I posted Some comparative figures and league tables of UK mathematics departments. I wrote the bash scripts to pull out the data on EPSRC grants etc while watching TV over Christmas. Please feel free to post comments here.