Women in Maths Programme
A unique programme for talented young women who want to study Mathematics.
If you'll be in Year 12 next year and meet the eligibility criteria, you can register interest for 2022. Applications already closed for 2021 (online version).
Christ's and Trinity Colleges run an annual Women in Maths residential. This opportunity is open to Year 12 (or S5 Scotland, Y13 Northern Ireland) women - see below for further eligibility criteria and to apply.
If you are currently in Year 11 (S4 Scotland, Y12 Northern Ireland) you can register your interest for this opportunity in 2022. We'll then send you an email when applications open.
- What is the Women in Maths Programme?
- Eligibility and selection
- The 2021 Women in Maths Programme (applications have closed)
- The 2022 Women in Maths Programme (register your interest!)
- If you are in looking for other maths opportunities
What is the Women in Maths Programme?
While there are lots of events run across the country to encourage young women to study STEM subjects, this programme specifically targets potential female applicants to Mathematics courses at top universities.
This programme is open to women who are interested in studying Maths and related courses at a top university. During the programme, you’ll attend lectures and classes taught by Cambridge academics and meet current students and admissions staff. It's a great 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 virtually explore Christ's and Trinity Colleges, and take part in a range of social activities and other maths-related activities alongside the academic lectures and classes.
The programme is entirely free.
Eligibility and selection
To be eligible for this event, you must meet all of the following criteria:
- You are a woman studying at a UK school that does not charge fees
- You are in Year 12/ S5 (Scotland)/ Y13 (Northern Ireland)
- You will be aged 16 or over by the first day of the programme (mid-late March)
- You must be taking A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics, or IB Higher Level Mathematics 'Analysis and Approaches', or an equivalent qualification.
Please get in touch if you have any queries about your qualifications.
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 University, and students who’ve spent any time in care.
If selected to attend, you will be sent a confirmation form, requirements form and a code of conduct, which you must have signed by a parent/guardian before returning by email – this is to confirm that you have permission to attend the programme and to notify us of any requirements you may have.
2021 Women in Maths programme online
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 event will take place as a series of weekly sessions online, beginning in late March.
Applications have CLOSED for this year's event. All applicants were notified of the outcome in the first week of March. Places are subject to students being available for the sessions. Successful applicants are expected to attend at least 80% of sessions.
The 2022 Women in Maths Programme
Register interest now!!
If you are currently in Year 11 (S4 Scotland, Y12 Northern Ireland) and will meet the eligibility criteria next year, you can register your interest for the Women in Maths programme in 2022. If you complete this form, we'll then send you an email when applications open in early 2022 so that you can review the opportunity at that stage and apply if you want to.
If you are currently in Year 12 and looking for other opportunities
The Maths faculty runs an annual Maths open day which both Christ's and Trinity take part in.