Women and Non-Binary People in Mathematics: Opportunities for the Future 2019

Tuesday 5th NovemberWednesday 6th November 2019

Join us for our annual Women and Non-Binary People in Mathematics event, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November 2019 – open to female and non-binary students in the UK and Ireland.

A PhD in mathematics can offer you independence, challenging problems and an inspiring job, as well as the chance to travel and the opportunity to make a difference.

This two-day event is aimed at encouraging women and non-binary people 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 to current PhD students who have recently faced the same questions. It will be an opportunity to discuss your motivations as well as your concerns, and specifically to identify and seek to address any concerns related to gender identity.

The Wednesday afternoon session is open to all students and will more broadly address the nature of PhD research, the work environment, the application process, and career options. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns around PhD study.

How to apply

Please note that registration for this year’s event is now closed.


From 4pm on Tuesday 5th November – 12pm on Wednesday 6th November:  To support women and non-binary undergraduates and masters students across the UK into further study in mathematics.

From 12pm – 5pm on Wednesday 6th November:  To support all undergraduate and masters students.

Tuesday 5 November – supporting women and non-binary students in maths:

4:00pm Welcome and registration

from    4pm Networking in groups/meeting graduate students

5:00pm Keynote speaker: Delaram Kahrobaei, University of York

6:00pm Dinner and networking

 Wednesday 6 November – supporting women and non-binary students in maths:

9:45am Tea and Coffee

10:00am Week in the life of a PhD student

10:20am Short talk by current graduate student

10:40am  Q&A session

11:00am   Workshop on networking

Wednesday 6 November – open to all undergraduate and masters students:

12:00pm Lunch

1pm Panel with graduate students discussing their experiences and how they came to do a PhD

2:00pm Information from the Post Graduate team

2:45 pm Tea and Coffee

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

3:00pm Industry speaker: Katie Russell, OVO Energy

3:30pm Academic speaker: Dr Lynne Walling, Reader in Pure Mathematics, University of Bristol

4:00pm Industry speaker: Jo

4:30pm Informal discusssion

5:00pm Finish

*Programme may be subject to change

Organising Commitee

Eleanor Machin, Emma Bailey, Louisa Bartoszewicz, Haeran Cho, Jos Gunns, Emilia Alvarez, Jess Jay, Viveka Erlandsson, Charley Cummings, Ayalvadi Ganesh, Ayesha Hussain, Rachel Bennett and Fatemeh Mohammadi.

Contact information

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

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