Mathematics with Finance student Eoin Fleming is showing there is more to him than your average
undergraduate. During his first two years studying in Belfast, Eoin has represented Ireland in Judo all over the world: competing in Rio de Janeiro, Mauritius, Samoa, Australia, Korea and Azerbaijan, as well as training camps around Europe.
Eoin, who is a member of the Queen’s Elite Athlete Programme, said “without the support and flexibility that has been granted to me from Queen’s Sport and the Maths department, I wouldn’t be able to balance the two lifestyles and try to get a good degree whilst at the same time, chase my dream of competing in an Olympic Games- Tokyo 2020 being the main target”.
Eoin came in 5th place at the 2014 Commonwealth games, narrowly losing out to the Gold medallist with 20 seconds to go, and also competed in the first ever European Olympic Games, held this summer in Baku (Azerbaijan).
Philip Stafford (Financial Times) tweets Clarus about QUB Financial Mathematics degree (June 2015)
Simon Curry talks about Insight into Management (April 2015)
Simon Curry (BSc Financial Mathematics) recently participated in the Easter Business Skills workshop (Insight into Management). His company had the winning business idea
in the Competition. He talks about his experience here.
Dr Gary Kennedy joins Advisory Board (Mar 2015)
Dr Gary Kennedy (Clarus FT) has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the BSc
Financial Mathematics. Gary has a PhD in Pure Mathematics, from Queen’s University Belfast, and has over fifteen years experience in the world of OTC Derivatives and Technology.
Jim McCann, programme director said “the Financial Mathematics degree has strong connections with the job market, and Gary’s appointment further strengthens our ties with this industry. We are delighted to have someone with his experience and knowledge on board”.
Easter Business Skills Course (Mar 2015)
Students on the Financial Mathematics degree will be taking part in
the Insight Into Management Course held over 3 days during Easter.
The course is part of the business skills component of the Financial Maths degree and
is a fun way of learning about team work and people skills. It is part of Degree+ at Queen’s.
Financial Maths student to represent Queen’s in Dubai (Feb 2015)
Fynn McKay, second year Financial Mathematics, is representing Queen’s
on Team Apex in Dubai at the International Case Competition sponsored by KPMG.
Fynn helped lead the team to winning the all-island competition in Dublin in February 2015.
When Fynn is not jumping out of planes, he spends his time crunching numbers and
equations on the Financial Mathematics degree.
Fynn said that “The KICC World Final in Dubai comprises 23 national winners and involves case study analysis over a number of days. It culminates in a presentation to an auditorium of judges and significant figures from the financial world. All in all, it’s a great opportunity to promote Queen’s as a prominent producer of financial and business talent.”
Dr Gary Kennedy (ClarusFT) gives Financial Mathematics lunchtime Masterclass
Kieran Gilmurray appointed to Advisory Board (Oct 2014)
Kieran Gilmurray, Head of business intelligence at Hughes Insurance, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Financial Mathematics degree. Kieran brings a wealth of knowledge of applications of data analytics and risk analysis in the Insurance world.
Queen’s Maths students take part in Maths in the City
Maths students from Queen’s (Laura Boyle, Sophia Halliday, Emmet Ó Garmaile, Brendan Reid and Eszter Surgenor) took part in Maths in the City at Belfast Victoria Square in the grand finale of MathsWeek Ireland 2013. Shoppers were entertained by maths magic, card tricks, mazes and music performed by international maths magicians, buskers and clowns. The students had a great time helping the public to complete the puzzles and mazes and explaining the properties of tetrahedra using balloon modelling!
Over 170,000 people took part in MathsWeek Ireland which encourages everyone to take a fresh look at maths.
Dr Dan Dundas, Queen’s University, said, “It’s great to see mathematics being showcased away from the classroom and in such a fun and accessible way. Hopefully these activities, together with the enthusiasm shown by our students, will inspire the next generation of mathematicians, scientists and engineers”.
Sophie Halliday (left) and Brendan Reid (second right), 4th year maths students at Queen’s University Belfast, were at hand to help Bubbiz the Maths Clown at Maths in the City at Belfast’s Victoria Square. Also pictured is Eoin Gill (right) MathsWeek Ireland co-ordinator from Calmat at Waterford Institute of Technology
Matthew (7) and Molly (3) Doubleday from Glengormley enjoyed the fun at maths in the City at Belfast’s Victoria Square. They are pictured with Eszter Surgenor and Emmet Ó Garmaile, 2nd year Mathematics students at Queen’s University Belfast.
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Queen’s Financial Mathematicians – Class of 2013
The 2013 first year students in Mathematics with Finance meet together in the Newark Room at the University, February 2014.
Rachael Sands (far right) gave a presentation on Placements in New York City for Summer 2014. She was accompanied by Kenza Lynch and Aveen Connolly (right) of Queen’s Young City Leaders who talked about their experience as interns.
Queen’s Financial Mathematicians on 2013 New York City summer placement
Summer placement students in New York included the Financial Mathematicians: Eoin Cunning, Catherine Rafferty, Ciara McGivern and Norman Sinclair. Here they are attending their farewell reception at the home of Michael George (Centre). Also featuring Declan Breslin of JP Morgan and Rachael Sands, International Development Officer at Queen’s University Belfast.
City Scholars Awards – presented to Queen’s Financial Mathematicians by Belfast City Lord Mayor Ó Muilleoir
First Derivatives Prizes in Financial Mathematics
Liz O’Hanlon (First Derivatives) presents the prizes to:
Andrew Gordon & Ryan McMillen
Hughes Insurance Prize in Analytics
Kieran Gilmurray (Hughes Insurance) presents the prize to: Felicity Lamrock