National Numeracy Day takes place on 18th May and aims to encourage everyone to become more confident in using numbers in every aspect of life. Join us HERE for sessions throughout the day to hear from inspirational people that work with maths and numbers every day, to learn why maths matters and how to improve your skills.
Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, will share her own experience of learning numeracy skills and how she uses them every day to manage Scotland’s £34 billion budget, as well as highlighting some of the other great career opportunities where numeracy is important.
Sandra Dailidyte, Director - Client Advisor talks about her career in wealth management and the journey that brought her there.
This session explores our digital information in partnership with the Money and Pension Service Youth Checkpoints Programme. Topics will include banking, interest, loans, credit and debt as well as practical skills to manage your money.
Financial services is more than just banks (and banks have changed hugely), but what jobs do people actually DO in financial services, what skills do they need, and could it be the job for you? In this workshop we'll hear from two speakers from the financial sector on how they got there and why they love what they do.
Learn how numeracy skills crop up in the most unlikely places. Design your own sustainable garden using a scale drawing.
Dr Carr tells us a bit about data analytics and data science and how the company she formed helps organisations like food banks and the housing sector by using maths and statistics.