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You might already be thinking about your future, but have you thought about the part maths could play? No matter how the world changes, maths will always be at the heart of life. Quite simply, maths not only helps you understand the world, it also opens up a world of opportunities! Read more!
The range of careers open to STEM graduates is very broad indeed. To give you an idea, we have put together a collection of personal career profiles of STEM graduates
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Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, but his mathematical work is still relevant to our lives today. He was one of the first people to study the properties of numbers, the relationships between them, and the patterns they produce – in other words, to do maths. He’s most […]
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Where ever you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flow of the wind around you and the flock of swallows overhead, some patterns keep occurring again and again. The essence of mathematics is a series of simple rules that produce complex consequences. And nowhere are these complex consequences more apparent than in the natural world.