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: Monday 11 June
  • Course Duration: Two weekly blocks
  • Location: 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 two week blocks that Week 1: Monday 11 to Friday 15 June from 10am to 1pm and Week 2: Monday 17 to Friday 21 September from 10am-1pm. 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.