Monday, 18 April 2016 - 9:45am to 3:45pm

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This event is aimed at Y12 girls taking A-level Maths who are considering applying to study Mathematics or a very closely-related subject at university, particularly universities which require or encourage applicants to take the STEP examination as well as A-levels (e.g. Cambridge, Imperial, Warwick). Although demanding, preparing for STEP gives you a chance to engage with interesting, challenging mathematics, to stretch yourself and to develop the mathematical reasoning, independence and confidence required for an undergraduate mathematics degree.

This full-day event is designed to be a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and will help students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems. The day will include morning and afternoon interactive problem-solving workshops, delivered by the NRICH team, as well as talks giving an accessible insight into some of the areas of maths you may encounter at university.

The event will also include information for accompanying teachers on advanced problem-solving resources available to support you and your students.

Eligibility: This event is open to Y12 girls taking A-level Mathematics (or equivalent, e.g. IB) at schools, sixth-form colleges or academies in the UK, who are considering applying to university to study Mathematics or a very closely-related subject. 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.

Outline timetable: (please note timings of sessions are provisional and may change):
09.45 - 10.30: Arrival and registration
10.30 - 11.20: Introduction; talk by Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb - Seeing More in Images: A Mathematical Perspective
11.30 - 12.45: Problem-Solving Workshop 1
12.45 - 1.30: Lunch (lunch will be provided)
1.30 - 2.40: Problem-Solving Workshop 2
2.45 - 3.45: Talk by Dr Vicky Neale - Number Theory; followed by short final plenary session.

How to book:


There has been a huge level of interest in this event, and it is now full. However, we do run other events for students in Year 12 at different points in the year - these will be advertised on our Events page when details become available.

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Places are free to UK state-maintained schools & academies, but must be booked online. Schools/colleges are welcome to bring up to 15 students, plus accompanying teachers (all student groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher).

Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, we have a limited number of small grants available to help contribute to travel costs, particularly for schools/colleges which are a considerable distance from Cambridge. Please note that only non-selective state-funded schools, colleges or academies are eligible to apply for these grants. Please register for the event before applying for a grant.

If you have any questions about attending the event, eligibility or booking, please email us.

Level additional information: 
Y12 girls taking A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) at schools, sixth-form colleges or academies in the UK.