Instant feedback: University of Greenwich Maths Careers afternoon

This project has supported Noel-Ann Bradshaw (University of Greenwich) through the mini-project Maths Careers: Greenwich Graduates where are they now? Drawing on experience from Manchester reported in our Developing Graduate Skills booklet (ed: Jeff Waldock, Sheffield Hallam), the University of Greenwich Maths Careers afternoon planned to enable current maths undergraduates to hear first-hand from recent graduates how and when to apply for jobs and what different careers entail.

The Greenwich Maths Careers afternoon took place yesterday. This morning I received the following email from Noel-Ann Bradshaw providing some quick feedback on the event. With Noel-Ann’s permission, I am sharing this here as a piece of instant feedback. A full report will follow on completion of the project.

In addition, Greenwich lecturer Tony Mann tweeted this morning: “So proud of our maths graduates who spoke yesterday about their high-flying careers. #makesitallworthwhile

From: Noel-Ann Bradshaw
Sent: 16 February 2012
To: Peter Rowlett
Subject: FW: Thank you!

Just thought you might like to see this that I sent to speakers and staff this morning.

Very grateful to HE STEM for funding this – it would not have happened otherwise!


Subject: Thank you!

Dear All,

Just to say a big thank you to you all for coming and speaking at yesterday’s event ‘Maths Graduates: where are they now’. I am very grateful to you indeed and we certainly couldn’t have done it without you!

I have had a brief look at the feedback from students and the comments are incredibly positive. This is certainly something that I think we need to consider repeating. About 60 maths students attended – the majority of these were 2nd years.

Once again thank you so much and, where appropriate, please pass on my gratitude to your companies for allowing you the time to come and speak.

Kind regards,



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