University of Edinburgh
Through practical problems and hands-on activities, we will build upon your existing knowledge of Mathematics to introduce more advanced concepts. You will be introduced to new aspects of derivatives and integrals at university level, and discover how calculus can be used to estimate probabilities of random events, but also to plan for a DIY project. Finally, using what you have learned, you will find out how mathematicians' favourite constant, Pi, can be computed using nothing but a lot of toothpicks and a striped carpet!
The sessions will be run in the same way as our first year degree classes: you work together, guided by a lecturer, to learn more about the subjects, and improve your problem solving skills in a friendly environment. You will also have the opportunity to be part of a group project, working in a small group to produce a poster presentation about a topic that you will research in more depth. Throughout the sessions you will meet lecturers, students and young researchers who can tell you more about Mathematics beyond school.
Biology is the study of life and spans from understanding how the machinery inside cells works, through to how cells function together to form complex living organisms which interact with, and impact on, the world. The programme for Biological Sciences will give a flavour of this diversity by exploring three topics: the genetics revolution and its central importance in biology; how evolution has been a major contributor to species development; and how biology underpins cutting edge biomedical advances. Each session will focus on one of these topics, giving you the chance to explore them in more detail with support from expert staff members. You will also be involved in small group laboratory projects where you can work with recently trained young scientists and learn how to communicate the results of your project as a scientific poster or video.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
117 across all programmes PROGRAMME PLACES
Higher: Mathematics & Biology
A-Level: Mathematics & Biology
IB: HL Mathematics & Biology