Our Year 8 Maths Day aims to raise aspirations of pupils at this key age. We hope to promote the study of mathematics at A-level and beyond, as well as clarifying what STEM subjects and university are, and how they are useful. The day runs approximately 10:00-14:00 (arrival from 09:30) and encourages interest in mathematics, particularly in pupils who might not otherwise consider studying mathematics or going into higher education.
In October 2019 we welcomed 90 students to the university to take part in quizzes, lectures and a workshop delivered by our own Maths undergraduates. We also had a talk from Michael Grove on what you can do with a maths degree. 100% of teachers asked, said that they thought their students were more interested in maths and university as a result of the event.
We also gathered some quotes from teachers:
"I welcome these trips to provide aspirational opportunities to school students"
" The students have really enjoyed themselves. They loved the tour. The talk was excellent and they enjoyed the graph theory work. We would love to bring more students next time!"
" A thoroughly enjoyable and relevant day, thank you."
Registration for this event is not yet open. For further information please email the Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer for the School of Mathematics.