How Imperial is boosting maths and science skills in White City


Participants at the Invention Rooms

The AIMS Programme is held at the Invention Rooms at White City

Imperial is helping sixth form students improve their maths and science skills with the Accelerate into Maths and Science (AIMS) programme.

The programme, now in its second year, takes place at Imperial’s Invention Rooms at the College’s White City Campus. It aims to help local students understand how maths and science disciplines are intertwined, while demonstrating the importance of maths skills when studying physics or chemistry at university.

Participant on the AIMS programmeRun by academics and student mentors from the departments of Physics and Chemistry, the programme also offers participants help with applying to university, including advice on how to write an effective personal statement.

The participants of the programme are all studying A-level maths, alongside either physics or chemistry, at schools and colleges in the White City area.

Emat Saleem from Twyford College is thinking of applying to university to study aeronautical or clinical engineering, and is currently studying for A-levels in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics. He said: "The programme is helping me gain an insight into how maths works at a scientific level.”  

AIMS programmeA-level student Enlilyin Tog Toahbayar from Paddington Academy said: “Programmes like this are so important. They widen the field of maths and introduce students to more content that we don’t necessarily learn at school.”

Student mentor Ekelemnna Obiejesia is studying medicine at Imperial. She said: “There was a lot that I didn’t really know about what to expect when I came to university at first. It would have been nice to be in contact with those already doing medicine to know what to put in my application and what student life is really like.”

The AIMS programme is made possible with generous support from alumni and friends.


Jennie Rawling

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