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Faculty of Mathematics

 

The Undergraduate Admission Committee's principal role is to monitor and review the Undergraduate Admissions process in Mathematics.

Terms of Reference

  1. The Winter and Summer Pools;
  2. The arrangments and operation of the STEP (and, if applicable, other admissions tests), and associated STEP-preparation activities;
  3. Entrance requirements (e.g. in the light of changing pre-University preparation);
  4. Faculty and University Open Days, and other Faculty and relevant CAO admissions and widening participation events and other activities;
  5. Faculty admissions literature, both paper and electronic, together with mathematics admissions publications produced centrally (e.g. the mathematics entry in the University prospectus);
  6. Application, entrance and cohort-tracking statistics related to, but not limited to, widening participation, equality and diversity.

The committee is required to:

  • advise, and/or make recommendations to, the Directors of Studies Meeting and/or the Faculty Board.
  • oversee implementation of agreed policy in those areas where the Faculty Board has remit; proposed alterations to arrangements that represent a change in policy should be referred by the Committee to the Faculty Board
  • meet at least once a term and submit to both the Faculty Board and the Director of Studies Meeting the minutes of its meetings and, in the Easter Term, an Annual Report on its activities

Membership

The Undergraduate Admissions Committee is a committee appointed by the Faculty Board of Mathematics and the Director of Studies Meeting. Its membership consists of:

  1. The Faculty Admissions Officer (Ex-officio);
  2. 3 members appointed by the Directors of Studies Meeting to serve for 3 years from 1 October (with terms staggered at 1-year intervals); 
  3. 2 members appointed by the Faculty Board of Mathematics to serve for 2 years from 1 October (with terms staggered at 1-year intervals);
  4. The Mathematics Subject Convenor (Ex-officio, if not already a member by virtue of one of the above classes).
  5. 2 student members to serve for 2 years from 1 October (with terms staggered at 1-year intervals);
  6. Up to 2 members co-opted annually from 1 October

Unless the Committee decides otherwise the Faculty Admissions Officer and the Mathematics Subject Convenor will act as joint Chair or, if they are the same person, Chair.

The current members are:

Name End date Email address
Faculty Admissions Officer
Dr O Rath-Spivack ex officio  
Mathematics Subject Convenor
Dr C D Warner ex officio  
3 members appointed by the Directors of Studies Meeting
Dr S J Cowley (UTO, DoS and DAMTP) - Chair 30/09/2018  
vacant    
Dr C D Warner (CTO, DoS and DAMTP) 30/09/2020  
2 members appointed by the Faculty Board of Mathematics
Prof D Tong 30/09/2019  
Dr S J Wadsley 30/09/2018  
Up to 2 co-opted members
Ms J E M Hawkins 30/09/2017  
Dr S T C Siklos 30/09/2017  
2 student representatives, appointed by the Committee
Mr M Z J Patel K Undergraduates  30/09/2018  
Ms E Pound MUR Undergraduates  30/09/2018  

Reports