Getting to Grips with Data: Numeracy and Problem Solving Skills for Adding Value to Business

Date and time
Friday, 4 November 2022
09.00 - 12.30


Fundamental maths topics, are used in almost every profession. Join this session to learn how to create reports, plan finances or carry out other numerical tasks with much greater confidence.

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The ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme is fully funded, meaning there’s no cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, Inspire and the Workers’ Educational Association.

What is this session about?

Numeracy is the ability to use numbers and mathematical concepts in everyday life. Fundamental maths topics, such as fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and simple algebra, are used in almost every profession, not just specialist fields such as science and engineering. 

This highly individualized course will be tailored to your specific needs. Our online learning tools help you establish a baseline from which you can expand your numeracy and problem-solving skill set. You will be supported throughout the course by our academic staff, who will guide you through the following areas:

By the end of the course, you will be able to create reports, plan finances or carry out other numerical tasks with much greater confidence.

Am I eligible to participate?

To participate in the programme you must meet the funding criteria requirements. This means you must work for a small to medium sized business within the Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and registered as a sole trader within the D2N2 region.

How much does it cost to attend?

This workshop is fully funded for eligible businesses, meaning there is no cost to your organisation. The Branch out in STEM programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Meet your speaker

This session will be led by our academic expert, who will guide your learning and answer any questions you may have during the course.

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Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar
Associate Professor in Mathematics

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar is the Erasmus Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. His research in Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation, and Maths Anxiety has been disseminated in numerous international journals and conferences. Ovidiu also works with colleagues and technology companies to improve standards in mathematics education within the University, and beyond.

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