We are happy to invite you for a unique presentation and engaging skills workshop:

'Crunching the Numbers: Presenting your PhD Research'.

18 February 2016, 14pm – 18pm,

University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square - G.01

It’s specially designed for Industrial Engineers, Computer Scientists, Mathematicians and anyone who wants to present numbers, statistics and equations in a creative, powerful and engaging way. The aim of the workshop is to help you to find your voice and unique style, to give your work the platform it deserves! This is also your chance to meet and work with inspiring Iain Davidson (www.iaindavidson.com). Iain is an experienced presentation skills trainer with many years working in both industry and the public sector with universities and the NHS. Iain helps train hundreds of PhDs every year to reach their potential and believes that everyone has the ability to present personally, authentically and professionally.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please register here.

As a taster Iain recommends the following three TED Maths master talks form Hannah Fry, Dan Cobley and the superb Hans Rosling:


About Us

Edinburgh student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was founded in September 2009 and is the second SIAM student chapter in the UK. We are jointly sponsored by Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh, and have links with Maxwell Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Edinburgh Collaborative of Subsurface Science and Engineering (ECOSSE), both part of the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem).

We strive to

  • promote interdisciplinary and multi-institutional exchange between students (graduates and undergraduates) and academics in applied mathematics, engineering and other branches of science.
  • provide opportunities for student research and learning.
  • advance the application of mathematical techniques to real world problems in science and industry.

Our current membership consists of students and academics from the Department of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.


To get involved, come to any SIAM activity and speak to an officer, or fill in this form.
If you wish to quit the membership, please click here.


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  Heriot-Watt University     University of Edinburgh