We used our computer programming skills to help tackle unemployment
Sheffield City Region had identified two main barriers to solving low-skilled unemployment within the region: the economic viability of public transport, and journey time. Focusing on Sheffield, our students started their work by gathering data to identify the highest areas of low-skilled unemployment, and then began building a computer model using Graph Theory.
They presented initial findings to Sheffield City Region in December of their third year, and concluded that it was difficult to travel around the city between the most deprived areas, and identified a number of potential locations for low-skilled job sites and transport bottlenecks.
This project has really highlighted how studying physics gives you the ability to tackle problems from real life in a number of sectors.
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