Tuesday, 24 February 2015


This evening the SATRO AS Mathematics Challenge will be taking place at George Abbot School in Guildford. This is an after-school event where teams of five AS Mathematics students have two hours to tackle maths problems, including concepts they are taught at AS Level, as well as ideas which the students might expect to meet should they continue to study maths at degree level.

Less than 20% of students continue the study of mathematics beyond the age of 16, and so it is important to encourage those who do to consider taking their studies even further. SATRO very much hopes the event will inspire those attending to continue studying mathematics into University by providing interesting and unique problems for the teams to solve.

This event is extremely popular and this year will see nearly 200 students competing. Feedback from last year’s event included:

"The questions were challenging and sparked a couple of nice debates within the team which allowed for excellent teamwork."

"Good information about careers and very good mental challenge."

"The questions are a challenge for us, but they are surprisingly unique."

Visit our website for information about all of our upcoming challenges, www.satro.org.uk

Friday, 20 February 2015

SATRO welcomes valued support from Guildford Borough Council

SATRO is delighted to announce the support of Guildford Borough Council in its programmes for young people.   Following the move of SATRO back to their roots at the Surrey Research Park where it all started 30 years ago, SATRO are thrilled to have Guildford Borough Council’s support to enable them to continue its work to inspire young people about their future careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. 

Beccy Bowden, CEO, SATRO said, “SATRO’s mission is to inspire young people in the area about their future careers, being based at the heart of the Research Park has enabled us to link young people directly to some of the outstanding world-class businesses we have here in Guildford.  There is a huge demand for young people with the right skills and we are delighted to be helping develop the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs for Surrey.”

Chris Burchell, Local Economy Manager, Guildford Borough Council with Beccy Bowden, CEO, SATRO, Cllr Gordon Jackson and Deputy Mayor Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith attend The Problem Solving Challenge, George Abbot School.
Cllr Gordon Jackson, Lead Councillor for Economic Development at Guildford Borough Council said, "We are delighted to support SATRO in their work with local schools. Guildford is a centre for digital innovation and it is crucial to ensure that young people have the right skills to support employers' requirements. We hope events like these will inspire young people to look at alternative career paths that require expertise in areas such as science, technology, engineering and maths."