Eight RSFC students find out what it takes to be maths undergraduates
Date published: 08 May 2012
Eight talented Rochdale Sixth Form College Year 12 maths students took time out from their college work recently to get the inside track on studying mathematics at degree level.
The event held at the University of Manchester was the perfect opportunity for the maths scholars, most of whom are studying both Further Mathematics and Mathematics at AS level, to enjoy taster sessions of degree level teaching, while also getting a feel for university life.
As well as attending a lecture by Dr Louise Walker, who has tutored at the University for many years, the students were given the opportunity to take part in problem solving sessions with current undergraduates.
Claire Creasor, Curriculum Area Leader for Mathematics and Science at Rochdale Sixth Form College, said: “All the students who took part in the event are interested in pursuing careers in maths or a closely related subject, and this Open Day presented a terrific opportunity to get some hands-on experience of maths at degree level. It proved a thoroughly enjoyable day and has given them some really useful insight as they approach the university application process.”
Rochdale Sixth Form College student Danny Livesey added: “Reading about a University course in a prospectus is one thing, but having the chance to speak to some of the students who are taking that degree, and getting to explore the campus, really helps brings it to life. I think we all found it very useful and I’m now even keener to take my maths studies further.”
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