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Assistant management

Ian is an assistant management accountant at Addenbrookes hospital, he discusses his role in this video. Ian decided against going to university and started work aged 18 in the accountancy department at the hospital where he has been supported in his studies and is still working towards becoming a qualified...

Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

This is a lovely film clip which will help a range of students to feel that they can choose a career in science.  Dr Aderin Pocock is a Space Scientist and a Science Communicator, but she explains how she moved around from school to school and was told that she probably wouldn't be able to...

Software engineer

Stuart is a software engineer with IBM, he discusses his role in this video. The role involves writing code to test new software developing new software. An avid sport fan, having grown up in the north east, he enjoyed studying maths, physics and IT at school and continued to university to pursue software...

Finance Manager

Sarah is a finance manager for the Arcadia Group, she discusses her role in this video. Sarah is responsible for cash flow forecasts and finance reporting. Sarah always liked maths at school and completed a degree in economics at the University of Bath during...

The Longitude Problem

This film, from Twig World, looks at the relationship between time and place. In an age before satellite navigation and GPS, one man found an ingenious solution to the problem of determining a ship's location at sea. The key points made in the film are: •Lines of latitude circle the Earth horizontally; lines of...

Height off ground

A computer animation is shown that features a character. The character jumps and disappears through various ‘holes’ before reappearing on the screen at various heights. The challenge is to graph the height of the character against time.

Height off ground video

Mini lectures: game theory

This video explores the history of game theory.

It includes the 'Thief vs Guard' example, the 'Prisoner's dilemma' and the application in game theory in insurance company policy and organ transplant donations. The video features a series of speakers from the Meetings of Nobel Laureates, and runs through...

Meat balls

Act 1

A video shows a pan of sauce on a hob. Some meatballs are to be placed into the sauce. Will the pan overflow?

Act 2

Photographs are given to...

Engineering for Entertainment

This video highlights a range of engineering careers in the entertainment industry and the importance of studying science, mathematics and technology. Engineers from across the sector explain what inspired them to become engineers and why they love their job, providing...

Structural Engineer

Katie Symons creates modern buildings and structures. This Department for Education video clip demonstrates the importance of STEM subjects in achieving a career in structural engineering. Katie describes how her work involves designing buildings, which...

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