Students encouraged to pursue a career in Maths


Students were inspired to consider a future career in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology as part of an event run by University of Wolverhampton.

Fifteen Year 10 students took part in the Celebrating Women in Maths event, which was organised by the University of Wolverhampton in conjunction with the Further Maths Support Programme. 

The day was focused on encouraging female students to pursue studies in Maths beyond GCSE, and into careers in STEM subjects.

The day included short talks from professionals who use Mathematics in their careers, including representatives from the RAF and Rolls Royce. Students also took part in a number of hands-on workshops such as the Josephus Flavius problem and Set Theory puzzles which required patience and logic to solve. 

Mrs M Sendell, Head of Middle School Maths, said: "This event was a brilliant opportunity for the students to develop their problem-solving skills by trying out challenging problems that require deep mathematical thinking.  

“The presentations were very inspiring and encouraged the girls to consider how studyingMathematics to a high level could support them in future careers.”

Posted on February 1, 2018 .