Women in Mathematics: Opportunities for the Future 2018

Tuesday 6th NovemberWednesday 7th November 2018

Enjoying your degree in mathematics? Interested in discovering where further study in maths can take you?

Join us for our annual Women in Mathematics event, 6th – 7th November 2018 – 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 female mathematics students, including those who self-define as women or whose gender identity includes “woman” or is non-binary, 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.

Please note that the Wednesday afternoon session is open to all students.

The full programme and details on how to apply can be found below.

How to apply

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


From 4pm on Tuesday 6th November – 12pm on Wednesday 7th 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 7th November: To support all undergraduate and masters students.


Tuesday 6 November – supporting women in maths:

4:00pm Welcome and registration

from 4pm Networking in groups/meeting graduate students

5:00pm Small groups: what is PhD-level maths like?

7:00pm Dinner at Zero Degrees


Wednesday 7 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 Keynote speaker: Professor Tiina Roose, University of Southampton


Wednesday 7 November – open to all undergraduate and masters students:

12:00pm 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:  Dr Lynsey McColl, Managing Director of Select Statistical Services

3:30pm Academic Speaker: Dr Viveka Erlandsson, University of Bristol

4:00pm Industry speaker: Amy

4.30pm Informal discussions

5:00pm Finish


*Programme may be subject to change

Contact information

Organising commitee: Olly Johnson, Emma Bailey, Louisa Bartoszewicz, Jasmine Trueman, Charley Cummings, Haeran Cho, Jonathan Rougier, Viveka Erlandsson and Fatemeh Mohammadi.

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


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