We have a lively programme of outreach activities working with schools and teachers including a range of talks for schools and events.
Outreach Activities for Schools 2022 – 2023
Festival of Physics – Saturday 22nd October – University of Plymouth
Enjoy a one-day spectacular of free physics-themed talks, shows and demonstrations for everyone with an interest in physics.
Year 10 Mathematics Taster Days – January 2023 – "What study A level Mathematics?"
We are running two Year 10 Mathematics Taster Days on Tuesday 17th January and Thursday 26th January 2023
The day, which is being run in conjunction with the Advanced Maths Support Programme, will consist of a number of hands-on interactive workshops on a variety of mathematical topics. There are a number of workshops covering all aspects of mathematics including applications to engineering, statistics as well as topics such as cryptography and geometry.
The aim of the day is to provide your Year 10 students with a taste of mathematics at University with the hope that it will encourage them to consider mathematics post 16 or hopefully post 18. The workshops are designed to be accessible to your top sets and will be challenging as well as enjoyable!
Year 9 Masterclasses, Spring 2023
This will be the 25th series of Year 9 Masterclasses at Plymouth which are part of a nationwide programme in association with the Royal Institution. It is a series of 6 Saturday mornings, each exploring a topic which is not covered in the school’s curriculum and are designed to stretch the students’ ability.
Applications should be made from schools, rather than individuals.
Year 12 Taster Day - "What can I do with my A level Mathematics?" 4th and 12th July 2023
We are running two Year 12 University Taster Days on Tuesday 4th July and Wednesday 12th July.
The day will consist of a number of hands-on interactive workshops on a variety of topics. There are a number of workshops covering all aspects of mathematics including pure mathematics, statistics, physics and applications of mathematics to the different areas of engineering and computing. The aim of the day is to provide your Year 12 students with a taste of what is on offer at University to those with an A level in mathematics.
Talks for schools
Resources for schools
Posters and leaflets
We also have various posters and leaflets for schools. One of our most popular is the formulae required for A level Mathematics. This is available in A1 poster size (for your mathematics classrooms) or a handy A5 leaflet designed for your A level students. If you would like any posters and leaflets, please contact Dr Jenny Sharp.
Staff and undergraduates have made a number of podcasts on mathematical topics which you may find useful in your teaching or as revision aids. You can find them on our YouTube page Mathematics with Plymouth University.