Women in Mathematics Day

The next Women in Mathematics Day is going to be on the 27 April 2012 at De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London. This event is organised by the London Mathematical Society

The speakers are:

  • Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Challenges from a large sparse world
  • Rachel Camina (Cambridge) The influence of conjugacy class sizes
  • Christina Goldschmidt (Oxford) The scaling limit of the critical random graph

Find out more here.

Graduates are taking low skilled jobs

Recent graduates are more likely to be working in lower-skilled jobs than they were 10 years ago, new figures suggest.

Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News

We are all suffering from the effects of the poor economic situation. It seems that recent graduates in all subjects are having to take low skilled jobs. Generally the job market is not very healthy, what ever sector you are in.

More than a third of recent graduates were in non-graduate jobs at the end of 2011 – up from about a quarter in 2001.

Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News

Last year it was reported that engineering graduates are having to take unskilled jobs. This is echoed across science and mathematics. See my earlier blog post here.

Nearly a quarter of UK engineering graduates are working in non-graduate jobs or unskilled work such as waiting and shop work, a report suggests.

Katherine Sellgren, BBC news reporter

The small light at the end of the tunnel is that graduates are more likely to have a job than people without degrees and earn more money.


BBC Report