What a wonderful experience our Year 11 pupil had on Friday with a lecture from Dr Laura Rebollo-Neira (Aston University).

The students got the opportunity to learn about the uses of mathematics, in particular how this shapes future technology innovations, as well as the wide range of degrees available to them at university.

Students were shown how mathematical proofs are built on assumptions and previously known facts. Research was shared with students about how maths is used to develop ideas (such as looking at how to move from MP3 to MP4 sound compression).

Dr Rebollo-Neira ended the presentation with details on job opportunities, labour market and wages in certain sectors connected to Mathematics, such as data analysts.

An aspirational, interactive and informative lesson delivered by a highly experienced doctor of mathematics.