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Have you got the Essentials of Numeracy?

Whether you’re just starting university or close to graduation, having good numeracy is important for your studies, career and day-to-day life.

Starting out at university? You’ll need numeracy skills to manage your budget, pay rent, spot the best deals at the supermarket and navigate your timetable.

Handling numbers and data on your course? Interpreting quantitative data is central to many courses, especially in the social sciences. You’ll need strong underpinning numeracy skills to spot trends and patterns and to interpret charts, tables and statistics.

Thinking about your career choices? Most jobs involve numbers and data in some way – and interviews often include numeracy assessments.

Making sure that you have the Essentials of Numeracy will help you make the most of your time at university.

What are the Essentials of Numeracy?

Put simply, they are the numerical skills and understanding that you need in everyday life, during your studies and at work.

Use National Numeracy’s free online tool to find out if you’ve got the Essentials. If you haven’t – yet – take advantage of our free online resources to help you improve your number skills.