Pupils and students in Year 11 and 12 enjoyed talks from Dr. Danielle Bewsher, Principal Lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire. As Principal Lecturer, Dr Bewsher provides academic leadership to the mathematics, physics, and astronomy subject areas.

This was an ideal opportunity for Pupils and Students to hear about the benefits of pursuing Mathematics at A Level and Degree Level, and the diverse career opportunities available.

Dr. Bewsher spoke about how she was research active within the area of astrophysics and was a member of the Solar Physics Research Group, which is part of the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute. Dr. Bewsher also previously worked at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, where she was involved with calibrating the STEREO Heliospheric Imagers.

Pupils and Students listened attentively as Dr. Bewsher explained she also held a European Space Agency External Fellowship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA.

Dr. Bewsher’s talk certainly gave our pupils and students an insight into the real-life application of Mathematics and the different types of Mathematics that are available to study at University.