Entries for the Maths Competition are now closed.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year's competition, a huge thank you to the mathematics teachers and schools who supported the event and made it an extremely memorable and fun day and a big well done for our talented winners!
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2023 - watch this space for details!
Email us here with any and all queries regarding the Maths Competition.
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICS!
The QUB Maths Competition for Schools has been held annually since 2009. The competition is usually held in early December. Teams of A-Level Maths students from about 20 schools from all over Northern Ireland come to Queen’s to compete in a two gruelling problem-solving rounds, followed by a maths quiz. Many of these students later come to Queen’s to study in the School of Mathematics and Physics.
Tea/coffee upon arrival from 10:30 am.
Please arrive in time for the competition to start at 11:00 sharp.
11:00 – 11:45 Round 1
Each team will work on a set of mathematical problems.
11:45 – 12:00 Break
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
12:00 – 12:45 Round 2
Each team will work on a set of mathematical puzzles.
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
Lunch is not provided. Pupils and teachers are welcome to bring packed lunches. Lunch can also be bought from a few cafés within a few-minute walk of the venue.
13:30 – 15:00 Quiz and Prize Ceremony
The last part of the competition will be a maths table quiz.
Note that calculators are permitted, but may not necessarily be useful!
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We are sorry that we cannot offer parking at Queen's University Belfast due to the event being held during term time. However small school buses may enter for disembarking and collection though the entrance to the Main Campus on University Square (please indicate when booking if access is required).