This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is designed to broaden mathematical horizons, give a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and encourage more girls to study Mathematics at university.
The day will include talks giving an insight into some of the areas of maths encountered at university and problem-solving workshops, as well as the opportunity to talk to current university Mathematics students. This event will explore some of the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in an undergraduate degree, and will give an opportunity for students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.
Outline timetable:
10.00 - 10.30: | Arrival and registration (you are welcome to arrive at any point within this time, so long as you are in good time for the start of the first session at 10.30) |
10.30 - 10.35: | Welcome and Introduction |
10.35 - 11.30: | Talk: Professor Julia Gog - 'Maths vs Disease' |
11.35 - 12.25: | Problem-Solving Workshop 1
Workshops are led by staff from the NRICH project within the Cambridge Mathematics Faculty. |
12.25 - 13.05: | Lunch (lunch will be provided and is free) |
13.05 - 13.55: | Problem-Solving Workshop 2 |
14.00 - 14.50: | Problem-Solving Workshop 3 |
14.50 - 15.05: | Break |
15.05 - 16.15: | Talk: Dr Orsola Rath-Spivack
Panel session and Q&A with current Cambridge mathematics students: Studying Maths at University Short final wrap-up session |
16.30: | End and depart |
How to book
Please note that students must book individually using the online registration form and places must be pre-booked.
This event is aimed at Y12 girls studying A-level Mathematics, especially those who are considering studying a mathematically-related subject at university. Attendees must be taking A-level (or equivalent) Mathematics: in schools that offer Further Maths A-level, we would expect these students to be Further Mathematicians, but students from schools which do not currently teach Further Mathematics are also warmly welcomed.
Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, we have a limited number of travel bursaries available if you need help with travel costs in order to attend (please note only students attending state maintained schools/academies are eligible to apply). To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the relevant section of the online booking form.
If you have any questions please contact us.