Christ’s and Trinity Colleges are pleased to announce the return of their annual Women in Maths residential. The dates for the 2019 residential are Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March 2019.
Applications for the residential are now open. Please see below for further details.
While there are lots of events run across the country to encourage young women to study STEM subjects, this event specifically targets potential female applicants to Mathematics courses at top universities.
This residential is open to women and non-binary students who are interested in studying Maths and related courses at a top university. On the residential, you’ll attend lectures and classes taught by Cambridge academics and meet current students and admissions staff. It’s a good opportunity to gain an insight into what it’s like to study at Maths at the University of Cambridge. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the city of Cambridge, and take part in a range of social activities.
The residential is free of charge, including accommodation at Christ’s College and food costs, and there are funds available to cover travel expenses to and from Cambridge for students who can demonstrate financial hardship (please email us if you have any questions!).
Eligibility and selection
This residential is open to any women and non-binary students in Year 12 at the time of the residential and attending a UK state school. You must be aged 16 or over by the first day of the residential, and you must be taking A-Level Mathematics and A-Level Further Mathematics (or an equivalent qualification).
Applicants will be assessed based on their academic record, their commitment to exploring maths at a higher level, and a teacher’s reference. In addition, we are particularly keen to identify students with little or no family tradition of higher education, those whose schools don’t send many applicants to Cambridge, and students who’ve spent any time in care.
If selected to attend, you will be sent a confirmation form and a code of conduct, which you must have signed by a parent/guardian before returning it by post or email – this is to confirm that you have permission to attend the residential in Cambridge and to notify us of any requirements you may have.
Apply for a place on the 2019 residential
Applications for the 2019 residential are now open! If you meet the eligibility criteria above and would like to apply for a place on the residential, please complete this online form. You will be asked to provide the name and contact details of a teacher who can provide a reference for you – please check that your teacher is happy for you to supply their details before providing us with any information about them. Applications close at midday on Monday 11 February. We will then be in touch by Friday 1 March to let you know whether you have secured a place.
If you are unable to attend the Women in Maths residential
If you can’t attend, found it too late or are not eligible for this event, don’t worry as there are plenty of other opportunities to find out about studying Maths at Cambridge. Do consider coming on an Open Day at Christ’s College or an Open Day at Trinity College if you’d like to visit and find out more (booking required).
Please also bear in mind when choosing your options for sixth form that for students taking A levels, both A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics (or equivalent) are required subjects for Mathematics at Cambridge University. Physics is also a useful subject.