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Honorary Doctorate awarded to Strathclyde Alumnus, Amar Latif

25 years after graduating with a BSc Hons in Mathematics, Statistics and Finance, Strathclyde Alumnus, Amar Latif was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University in June of this year.

Strathclyde Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald said: “We are awarding honorary degrees to people who have excelled in their chosen fields and who have made a positive difference throughout their careers. They are ideal exemplars and role models for our students to follow as they embark on their own careers. Their personal and professional qualities have brought them many years of success and we have great pleasure in offering them recognition for this at Strathclyde.”

Dr Latif is the Founder and Director of Traveleyes, a travel company which specialises in helping blind and visually impaired travellers. Read more about Amar on our Alumi webpages here.

Dr Amar Latif headshot with graduation gown and scroll

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA)

Congratulations to two members of our staff who received awards at the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards on Wednesday.

Dr Penny Davies received an award for Significant and Sustained Contribution and Dr Ainsley Miller received one for Teaching Innovation.

Dr Penny Davies receiving her Teaching Excellence Award certificate


Dr Ainsley Miller with her TEA certificate

The Bennett PhD Scholarship

PhD Mathematics & Statistics student Nathan Burns has been awarded the first Bennett PhD Scholarship at the University of Strathclyde.


Meet Dr Jon Devlin, Outreach Officer

As the Outreach Officer for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jon delivers outreach workshops at Primary and Secondary schools to showcase the importance and real-life applications of Mathematics and Statistics.

The aim of this work is to encourage students to study a Science subject at University, particularly Mathematics and Statistics.

Jon also co-ordinates the Strathclyde Science Scouts Programme and organises and leads a timetable of events for Maths Week Scotland 

Check out our department Twitter page @strathmathstat to see some of the workshops that Jon has recently been involved in.

Headshot of Jon Devlin

Congratulations to Dr Jon Devlin, PhD in Mathematics

Dr Jon Devlin, Teaching Associate and Outreach Officer, joined our other Mathematics and Statistics graduates at the summer graduation ceremonies in June 2022 and was awarded his PhD in Mathematics.

Jon is pictured below with his supervisor and Head of Department for Mathematics and Statistics, Professor John Mackenzie.



Jon and John at PhD graduation

Vaccine ‘has almost wiped out’ cervical pre-cancer


A vaccine given to schoolgirls in Scotland to protect them from cervical pre-cancer has almost wiped out the disease, according to research involving the University of Strathclyde

Maths Week Scotland

Maths Week Scotland took place September 2019.  Here at Strathclyde, we were involved in plenty of activities to help young Scots engage more with mathematics.  Find out more...

maths week pic, young students

Centre for Mathematics Applied to the Life Sciences

We've joined up with the University of Glasgow to create a centre which looks at mathematical modelling being applied to all aspects of medicine and biology.

green biological orb

Modelling the impact of fishing on the Firth of Clyde ecosystem

sampling on the river clyde

PhD field trip aboard Marine Scotland and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency survey vessels, to carry out sampling of the sedimentology and chemistry of the seabed.

Measuring Climate Change Threat to Marine Life

Image of Arctic Ocean pic, coptright belongs to BAS.  Received permission to use this once.

Review from aboard the RRS James Clark Ross in the Arctic Ocean by Strathclyde postdoctoral researcher, Dr Aidan Hunter...

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for Maths Professor

Professor Michael Heath

Professor Michael Heath, of Strathclyde’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the RSE/Sir James Black Medal for his outstanding contribution to the field of Fisheries Science.