These free courses and events are being part-funded by the European Social Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Fund 2014-2020 Programme in England, and being delivered through the Widening Participation through Skills in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Project.

Real World Mathematics

  • Course Start: Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Course Duration: 10 Wednesday afternoons from12-3pm
  • Location: University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

Working with a friendly team of academics and students, you will be immersed in problem-solving and use maths to explore key issues such as: How do diseases spread? What is “high risk” of flooding? How does Amazon® minimise its delivery costs? You will learn how to integrate academic theory with ‘real world’ practice and be supported through learning how to critically evaluate interpretations of your data, using a range of theoretical frameworks.

The module has four interwoven aims:

  • Develop core mathematical skills
  • Understand key societal themes from a mathematical perspective
  • Develop transferable skills including team-work, report writing and presentation skills
  • Provide a taster of “university maths”. You will have ample opportunity to work alongside mathematical scientists (current staff and students) to break down pre-conceptions about what it means to do higher-level mathematics.

The course is a series of 10 sessions that run in two blocks across a period of 13 weeks starting on Wednesday 21 February and ending on Wednesday 23 May. The first block starts on 21 February and runs for six weeks and the second block starts on 2 May for four weeks. Between the two blocks there is time for personal study.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded 15 credits at Level 3 in Real World Maths.

Book your place

To find out more about our free short courses or to register your interest in this course please contact the Project Support Officer.