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8th December 2015

35 AS and A-level Mathematics students recently travelled to Weston College for a Core Mathematics Consortium event. 

Weston College

Weston College

Here, they met students from four other colleges who were taking part (Gloucester, Weston, New College and Strode). The morning activities were led by staff from Exeter University’s Q Step programme, they ran sessions on social networking and electoral issues. Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training.The morning also included a talk from an industry representative outlining why mathematical skills are important in their line of work.

After lunch, students got involved with three further activities which tackled issues such as correlation and causation, exchange rates and financial matters, and risks in business. The St Brendan’s students represented the College well; with many earning spot prizes for their contributions throughout the day.