Maths in Careers (NW) - Evening Enrichment 2



This is the second of two interactive careers evening 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.


  • 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.


The speakers for this event are:

Rob Nicolaides 

Rob is a Mathematics PhD student at the University of Manchester.  He studies the structure of highly-symmetrical shapes that live in a strange, abstract versions of our ordinary space.  Rob also leads seminars and tutorials for undergraduate mathematicians and problem solving sessions for A Level students from all over England.

Amy Hassett  

Amy is a Project Manager working within the Engineering Department for a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Site.  Her job involves speccing, buying, testing and installing new equipment new equipment to automate the manufacture and packaging of drugs.  Day to day, this involves a lot of problem solving, good planning, adaptability to new challenges...and a lot of phone calls!

Matthew Birch  

Matthew is a European and UK patent attorney in the Engineering and Tech group at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP.  He drafts, prosecutes, defends and enforces patents on behalf of his clients and advises on Intellectual Property generally, with a particular interest in medical devices.  You can find out more about Matthew and his work here:

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.


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


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

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 9, 10 & 11

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:


Event length:

1 hour


North West


Zoom webinar


Wed 16th Jun 2021

Course times:

19:00 - 20:00


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

Andrew Birch
[email protected]
07535 639750

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