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Statistics & Mathematics Advice, Research & Training (SMART) 

SMART is an expert consultancy unit that provides straightforward access to mathematical and statistical support and training. We are available within the University and particularly welcoming to businesses, industrial organisations and the public sector. Our competitive pricing and quick turnaround separates us from similar commercial services. 

Whether you are an individual, a small company or a large international organisation, our guidance and areas of expertise can benefit your project.

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Our Services

Support ranges from a single piece of advice to more long-term collaborations. 

For projects, an initial consultation is the first step to better understanding the scope of the work. Longer term projects may require additional appointments. A detailed project plan, time line and fees can be discussed throughout.

Consultation allows us to identify the needs and parameters of your project to assist you with the following areas of expertise: 

  • survey design 
  • data analysis and visualisation 
  • statistical and mathematical software packages 
  • statistical and mathematical modelling 


Training courses

For Continued Professional Development (CPD) 

Complementary to our consultancy services, a variety of short courses can be arranged to refresh your skills or pick up some new ones. Our diverse range of offerings caters for  different levels of abilities and can be tailored to suit your organisation's needs. Length of courses can vary.

Download our SMART Brochure for a more information. 


MSc Placements

We offer opportunities for businesses in the financial sector to co-supervise MSc summer projects based on their own business needs. By engaging one of our MSc students studying Actuarial Sciences or Quantitative Finance, your company can access expertise, identify talent and developing a relationship with the University.

This exercise runs annually. Find out more from our Masters Summer Project brochure.



Meet the SMART Team

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Dr Suzy Whoriskey

Director of Knowledge Exchange within the Mathematics & Statistics Department.


"Working with SMART has been a real pleasure and their positive attitude has helped us realize the potential of what statistical analysis should be to benefit our company, the planning and understanding the future."

Highland Spring Group

"I was very satisfied with SMART. They did as much as they could within the budget and data we had. They picked up on our topic very quickly. Although it is a difficult one, they understood and delivered what we wanted."

Department of Law, University of Strathclyde