We are Matrix, the University of Bristol's official society for Mathematics! Our aim is to guide our members through their time at Bristol University. We are one of the oldest societies at the university and we represent over 500 members, who either study Mathematics (as either single or joint honours) or have an interest in it. Our society is organised and run by an elected committee of students.
Our aim is to create a space for Maths students to learn and socialise together outside of their studies. We do this consistently throughout the academic year via a variety of means including charity quizzes, guest speakers and our two annual balls among lots of other events.
We also work closely with our sponsors and industry partners to bring opportunities to our highly desirable base of members.
Our most recent large project was the successful launch of our family mentoring scheme. We have been able to help first years and others settle into university life and at the same time give them a much-needed support group on which they can call and get advice.
We are particularly proud of this achievement as we feel that it is needed this year more than any other due to COVID-19 leaving many students without a proper social group to be part of.
An upcoming project we have been working on has been a lecture series with different speakers from across multiple disciplines including even computer science. We have been able to do this in part thanks to our set of dedicated sponsors, with some of them being new this year!
Matrix recently hosted multiple times bestselling author Simon Singh for an academic talk at the university. The event was attended by approximately 130 people from a range of STEM courses at the university, all of whom enjoyed it thoroughly.
Over the evening we raised a society record of £1,000 for charity including the ticket sales!
Matrix and the University of Bristol will be partnering with Koç University of Turkey this month to participate in an international maths conference of our making. This talk will see six lecturers from the two universities give a lecture each on their field of research. This is the first international event that Matrix has participated in. Take a look at this video to find out more.
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