On Thursday 31 January, Dr Simon Shaw from Brunel University visited our Maths A Level students. Through his talk, Dr Shaw made RuTC students aware of the advantages of studying maths at university in terms of career prospects and potential earnings. He emphasised how those studying maths belong to a highly valued minority group in society.
Students got to know the different maths programmes offered at Brunel University as well as the option to do a one year work placement during their studies, which increases employability and life skills. However, Dr Shaw not only showed why Brunel University is a great choice for studying Maths, but also stressed how important it is for the students to find the right university for themselves.
In addition to his talk, Dr Shaw gave various thought-provoking puzzles to our students and demonstrated how omnipresent maths is in everyday life – from the technology used in mobile phones to the theory behind aeronautics.
Elizabeth Orji-Smith, Maths A Level student at RuTC, said: “Dr Shaw’s talk was very engaging, informative and relevant – not only for studying at Brunel University, but maths in general. It really made clear the importance of how maths is used in society. It has encouraged me to continue studying this subject and will help me put time into my research when it comes to choosing a university.”
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