Workshops by Heriot-Watt

Online 28th Sep-30th Jun All day Free
HW maths workshops

Heriot-Watt University and SCHOLAR are delighted to offer online maths workshops for school students.

These new, interactive workshops can be accessed on any web browser, tailored to available classroom technology, and delivered in a safe, closed environment. They have been trialled in schools, with excellent feedback from students and teachers.

To discuss or arrange a workshop for your students at any time during your academic year, please contact Gavin Reid at

We currently offer the following workshops, and would be pleased to explore your own requirements beyond these. Other workshops will be added throughout the year.

Love Actuary

An online maths workshop for S5-S6 students

In this interactive workshop, we'll explore how you can apply maths in the real world, in areas of finance and beyond, looking at the career of an actuary in managing risk to protect people and their money. You'll have the chance to try some typical calculations underlying an actuary's work, and we'll have a look at the risks involved in real life financial problems facing the world today.

How much would you charge a top sportsman for insurance against the danger of injury? How can we help prepare financially to protect against climate change? It's all in a day's work for an actuary!


What are the Chances?!

An online maths workshop for S1-S3 students

In this interactive workshop, we'll explore how we can apply maths and probability to scientifically measure the chances of events happening, and how we can combine the probabilities of different events together.

We'll also take a look at how we can use these ideas to solve a mind-bending mathematical conundrum called the Monty Hall Problem!

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Workshops by the University of Edinburgh

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Staff and students at the University of Edinburgh are happy to deliver online workshops to schools, sharing their passion for Mathematics.

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