Christ’s and Trinity Colleges are pleased to announce the return of their annual Women in Maths residential. The dates for the 2020 residential are Thursday 19 March to Saturday 21 March 2020. If you would like to register your interest and receive an email when applications open, you can do so here.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!).
Eligibility and selection
This residential is open to any women and non-binary students in Year 12 (Year 13 Northern Ireland/ S5 Scotland) 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 2020 residential
Applications for the 2020 residential are not yet open. If you are in Year 12, love maths and have checked the eligibility and selection criteria above, and think that you would be interested in applying for this residential, you can register your interest here, so that you receive an email when applications open. Registering interest at this stage does not mean you have to make an application once applications open.
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.