It was a day for speeches on Wednesday, as the students on our 19 + programmes were promised two interesting talks from our guest speakers in the afternoon.
Lessons began as usual for our students, and as the end of the programme is now in sight, students are highly focused on getting their assignments completed to the very best standard for the end of the week. It has been excellent to note the rapport that has been built between students and staff, and our teachers, counsellors and junior deans have always been around to offer their support when it comes to everyone’s well-being and workload.
With the prospect of graduation looming on Friday, the morning was very busy and students were pleased to break for their lunch after an intense start to the day. Once everyone had grabbed a quick bite to eat, it was time to enjoy the afternoon’s talks, as everyone took their seats to gain insights from both Ellya, campus co-ordinator at Queen’s, and Basia Nasiorowska.
Ellya studied at Queen’s College, Oxford for his PhD in Mathematics and so he offered our students an insight into his expertise surrounding this STEM subject. His talk was interactive and he encouraged the students to think as entrepreneurs, striving to solve the problems of their generation in creative ways using the craft and skill of Maths.
It was then time for Basia Nasiorowska to give her talk, which focused on the development of her business, Interoptics, which is focused on providing and building fibre optic transceivers for businesses. The afternoon was incredibly informative for the whole group, and both talks certainly seemed to inspire our students to think outside the box when it comes to being creative innovators of the future.