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13 April 2010 | PR 10/69

Loughborough University joins forces with businesses to show how maths adds up to a great career

Highflying employees from some of the country’s leading businesses will gather at Loughborough University on Thursday (April 15) to give school students the inside knowledge on how maths helped to launch their careers.

Employees from Capital One, Laing O’Rourke, Pick Everard, Bombardier Transportation UK and one of the University’s rugby experts will address around 70 year 10 students at the Maths at Work conference.

The event will aim to show the students from Burleigh Community College, Beauchamp College,  De Lisle Catholic Science College, Groby Community College and King Edward VII College that continuing to study maths at AS, A and degree level could significantly benefit their future careers.

The conference has been organised by the University’s Student Outreach and Recruitment Office, its Maths Education Centre and the East Midlands Further Mathematics Support Programme.

Dr Rod Bond from the University’s Mathematics Education Centre said: “The conference will emphasise the importance of mathematics in the workplace to young people and will hopefully inspire participants to work hard at their GCSE studies.  It is a golden opportunity for teachers who attend the event to learn more about how mathematics is used in the workplace.”

The day-long conference will also include a tour of the campus, led by some of the University’s undergraduate students, to give attendees an insight into life at university.

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Judy Wing
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Loughborough University
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E: J.L.Wing@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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