Lunch and Learn talk wows with 3D Virtual Reality!

Whole School

Girls interested in STEM careers, as well as those looking to understand the economics of the oil industry, were treated to a fascinating talk by Northwood College parent, Dr Arif Mustafa. 


Dr Mustafa works for Seadrill Management, a company that manages equipment which explores and extracts oil across the world, working with oil refiners such as BP.  His colleague, Vivek Malhotra, brought in a Virtual Reality headset for the girls to see what it looks like on an oil drilling platform. 

‘Seeing and hearing the reality of standing on an oil rig out at sea was an eye-opener for us. I’d never experienced anything like it,’ commented Nirali Shah in Year 12 who is studying both Physics and Economics A Levels. 

Years 11, 12 and 13 were all invited to the talk, which was the third in a series of fortnightly events this term.  Previous Lunch and Learns have involved a Cambridge graduate who is now Chief Treasurer of a multinational pharmaceutical business and another Cambridge graduate who educated the pupils on how ‘Data is the New Oil’, using Google, Netflix and Uber as examples of firms exploiting the power of data.

Mr J Bennett, Head of Economics & Business

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