Student Core Maths Conference



We warmly invite all students and teachers to our annual Core Maths Student Conference at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the East Midlands Maths Hubs.

The FREE event is open to Year 10 Students and their teachers and aims to showcase how maths skills are vital to a range of employment sectors and higher education courses.

Students will have the opportunity to see practical problems in context through workshops hosted by a variety of local and national employers and will learn how a Level 3 qualification in Core Maths can support their career choices and enhance their employability skills.

Spaces are limited to 15 students per school with accompanying teachers.


  • To provide students with a taste of Mathematics beyond GCSE.
  • To provide students and teachers information on how the Core Maths qualification may be relevant to them.
  • To give students a hands on experience of using mathematics in a contextual way.


09:30    Arrival and Registration

10:00    Introduction

10:30    Workshop 1

11:00    Workshop 2

11:30    Workshop 3

12:00    Lunch

12:40    Workshop 4

13:10    Workshop 5

13:40    Workshop 6

14:10    Closing Plenary

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Other Information

Closing Deadline: 24th May 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest students who are yet undecided on whether they want to continue their mathematics education may be the best audience. Particularly students who are thinking of taking non-mathematics courses in higher education or pursuing a career that does not directly involve a large amount of maths. Any students who are thinking of taking Psychology (and other Social Science qualifications), Business, Sports Science, Construction, Nursing (and other Biology related courses), Management etc. will need a higher level of mathematics than just GCSE. Core Maths is a perfect qualification for them.

We have capped numbers at 15 to begin with in line with demand from previous years. If we have spare spaces available then you will be notified after May half term.

We suggest that you should bring students who are aiming for at least a Level 6/7 at GCSE Mathematics.

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:


Event length:

1 day


East Midlands


University of Nottingham,
University Park,


Fri 21st Jun 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 14:30




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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ria Symonds
[email protected]

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