Women in Mathematics: Opportunities for the Future 2017

7 November 2017, 4.00 PM - 8 November 2017, 5.00 PM

School of Mathematics, University of Bristol

Enjoying your degree in mathematics? Discover where further study in maths can take you. Yes, that’s you! 

A PhD in mathematics can offer you independence, challenging problems and an inspiring job, including team-work, travel opportunities, and the opportunity to make a difference.

Part of this event will be aimed at encouraging female mathematics students to apply, and part will be open to all. Please see below for details of the schedule.

The aim of this event is to encourage female, including those who self-define as women or whose gender identity includes "woman" or is non-binary, mathematics students from across the UK to consider continuing their studies to PhD level.  The event features talks from mathematicians working both in universities and industry, giving insight into their current roles and their careers to date.  Even more importantly, there is ample time to talk in small groups to the other participants who are facing the same decisions, and also to current PhD students who have recently faced the same questions.

How to apply

Applications for this event are now closed, however we do have a limited number of spaces available for our Wednesday afternoon session, which is open to all undergraduate and masters students.

If you are interested in attending the afternoon session, please contact maths-conference-administrator@bristol.ac.uk for further details.


From 4pm on Tuesday 7th November – 12pm on Wednesday 8th November: To support female (including those who self-define as women or whose gender identity includes “woman”) undergraduates and masters students across the UK into further study in mathematics.

From 12pm – 5pm on Wednesday 8th November: To support all undergraduate and masters students. 

Tuesday 7 November - supporting women in maths:

            4:00pm Welcome and registration

            from 4pm Networking in groups/meeting graduate students

            5:00pm Keynote speaker: Dr Heather Harrington, University of Oxford

            7:00pm Dinner at Zero Degrees                        

 Wednesday 8 November - supporting women in maths:

            10:00am Question and answer session

            10.30am Short talk by current graduate student

            10:45am Tea and Coffee

            11:00am Small groups: what is PhD-level maths like?

Wednesday 8 November - open to all undergraduate and masters students:

            12 noon Lunch

            12.45pm Panel with graduate students talking about their experiences and how they came to do a PhD.

            1:45pm Short talk by current graduate student

            2:00pm Information from the Post Graduate team

            2:45pm Tea and Coffee 

Three practitioners of mathematics to speak about what they do and how they got there:

            3:00pm Industry speaker: TBC

            3:30 Professor Corinna Ulcigrai, University of Bristol

            4:00 Aimee Gott, Mango Solutions

            4.30pm Informal discussions

            5:00pm Finish 

Contact information

Organising commitee: Olly JohnsonJoe Allen, Emma Bailey, Louisa Bartoszewicz, Paisley Carter, Tamara Grava, Olly Johnson, Francesco Mezzadri, Fatemeh Mohammadi and Corinna Ulcigrai.

For practical information, please contact maths-conference-administrator@bristol.ac.uk

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