Maths in Careers (NW) - Evening Enrichment 1

Online

Overview

This is the first of two interactive evening careers events, taking place via a Zoom webinar.  Students will get the opportunity to hear from three guests from different careers.  They will each give a talk on their job role and how maths skills are involved, before taking questions from students via the Q&A.

Teachers please sign up for the event (not students individually). We will then contact you with the Zoom webinar registration details before the event for you and your students to register.

There will be different speakers at each event, so you are invited to sign your students up for one or both events.

Aims

  • To give students the opportunity to interact with people from different careers
  • To learn about the skills that are required in their roles
  • To encourage students to consider studying mathematics qualifications beyond GCSE

Who will benefit from attending?

The event is targeted at students from Year 9-11, but students from year 7 and 8 are also welcome if their teacher feels that it is appropriate.

Content

The speakers for this event are:

Marina Gardasevic 

Marina is a Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Manchester.  She looks at the contribution of each ocular photoreceptor to responses to light.  In other words…the effects of light on our brains!  In addition to her research Marina is a Presidential Doctoral Scholar (PDS) and a STEM Ambassador.

Finn Box 

Finn is a Dr of the physics of fluids and soft matter.  He plays with bubbles, drops, squishy stuff and bendy beams!  Often he gets to use a high-speed video camera to film the things that happen in the blink of an eye.  He often gets wet and is currently trying to develop a liquid antenna.

Rachel Beattie 

Rachel is a Mathematician and the co-founder of sustainable and inclusive womenswear brand, Careaux with her sister, Laura. From an idea when she was fourteen combining her love of fashion and Maths she has created a world-first dress which changes to fit each and every woman. Rachel is also a Prince’s Trust, Women of the Future and STEM Ambassador, and is passionate about championing innovation, sustainability, inclusivity and diversity in STEM and in the fashion industry. 

 

Materials and Equipment

This event will take place via a Zoom webinar, so participants will need to be able to access Zoom.

Other Information

There is no limit on student numbers for this event.  We would be grateful if a teacher from each school attends the event.

Teachers please sign up for the event (not students individually). We will then contact you with the Zoom webinar registration details before the event for you and your students to register.

Eligibility

This event is for pupils from state-funded schools and academies.  Applications from independent schools will be accepted, provided that there is space.

Cost

This is a free event for state-funded schools and academies.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8508

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 9, 10 & 11

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

1 hour

Region:

North West

Venue:

Online

Date:

Mon 14th Jun 2021

Course times:

19:00 - 20:00

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Queries?

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

Andrew Birch
[email protected]
07535 639750

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