Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at Warwick
This page contains information for applicants who have received an offer, or who have been recommended by the Department to receive an offer, to study for any of the Data Science, MathStat or MORSE degrees at Warwick.
The next step
You will be invited to an Offer-Holder Visit Day. The Offer-Holder Visit Day has been designed to give you a better idea of the range of possible "real world" applications of modern mathematics, and an insight into what our students and their lecturers/professors actually do. It will also include a talk by a lecturer based on some recent A-level and STEP-paper questions. (We do strongly encourage students to take STEP papers if at all possible: see below for more on this.) There will be information on careers and funding, and various opportunities for questions and individual consultations. Please see below for a schedule.
These special Visit Days at Warwick Statistics in March are for our offer-holders only. Our aim is to provide a very memorable day of activity that will inspire you, as well as helping you to decide whether Warwick is the best place for your degree course. Our students are extremely important to the life of the Department; if you do come to study here, we want you to be sure that the choice you made was the right one for you.
Deciding on your Firm and Insurance choices is a very important decision. Below is information which may help you decide.
The course structure and information about modules
Studying in one of our degree courses means following your passion for mathematical sciences and combining it with modern applications. The detailed course guides for our Data Science, MathStat and MORSE degrees, with links to module descriptions can be found here: http://warwick.ac.uk/stats/courses/handbooks.
Some information about possible careers can be found in our general leaflets:
- Data Science: http://warwick.ac.uk/datsci/data_science.pdf
- MathStat: http://warwick.ac.uk/stats/courses/maths-stats.pdf
- MORSE: http://warwick.ac.uk/stats/courses/morse.pdf
STEP, AEA and our Entrance Prizes
Mathematics at university is more complex and more rigorous than mathematics at school. We recommend that you get a taste of this by obtaining more practice in mathematical problem solving. An excellent way to do so is to prepare for an AEA and/or for one of the STEP papers in Mathematics. Any time that you spend preparing for such papers will help you with the transition to university-level mathematics. At the same time, after having practised these harder questions, you should feel even more confident in answering standard A-level questions, thereby boosting your A-level performance. More about the motivation and practicalities regarding STEP and AEA can be found in our FAQ pages. In order to encourage you to take one of these examinations, we offer a £2000 prize to each 2015 entrant who achieves Grade S (Outstanding) in any of STEP I, STEP II or STEP III in 2015. For full details and the conditions see http://warwick.ac.uk/stats/courses/entrance-prizes.
Programme on the Offer-Holder Visit Day
- 10:30-11:15 Registration (some academics will be there, too, and you can use the opportunity to speak to them about the courses)
- 11:15-12:00 Talk "Risk and Predictability — Where Might Modern Mathematics Take Me?"
- 12:00-13:00 Lunch and Undergraduate Research Project Poster Exhibition with manned tables giving information about
- 13:00-13:45 Talk "How to solve it? Examples from STEP and A-level papers"
- 14:00-15:00 Campus tour led by current MathStat and MORSE students / Small group meetings with lecturers and professors
- from 15:00 Tea, and manned tables as at lunch time
Please note that the primary purpose of the Campus Tour is to give Offer-Holders the opportunity to meet our current students and to ask them questions in an informal setting. The department's Offer-Holder days are not official University Open Days, and consequently there will be no opportunity to see, for example, student accommodation.
The Offer-Holder Visit Day events take place in the Mathematics and Statistics building; here is how to find us. For directions to the University (which is located adjacent to Coventry, and not in the town of Warwick), campus maps and related information please consult the Visiting the University page. It provides detailed information and links for getting to campus by many means of transportation.
In particularly, you can arrive by train or coach. A list of nearby train stations (including Coventry and Leamington Spa as well as others) and information on bus services connecting them to campus can be found here. Information on a number of option to get to campus by coach is here.
The University is also accessible by car. However, University car parking facilities are likely to be very busy on the day. You will receive an email from the Department of Statistics shortly before the event with more information on where you can find suitable parking.
Roadworks (!): On the occasions of its 50th anniversary, the university is expanding. This temporarily makes driving and parking a little harder and has also some effect on other means of transportation. The Keep Campus Moving website provides up to date information.
Railworks (Updated!): The section of railway between Banbury and Leamington Spa reopened on the 13th February, following a major landslide that affected the Cross Country and Chiltern lines, and normal service has now resumed. Please check the National Rail website for the latest timetables.
Alternatives to rail include using National Express coaches to Leamington Spa or Megabus service to Coventry (stops in walking distance from campus, but runs infrequently).