Promoting Year 12 Girls Participation In A Level Maths And Beyond



The Girls in Mathematics day will involve a variety of sessions, including opportunities for students to work together on mathematics problems and hear from female mathematics graduates working in a range of fields. The mathematics workshop sessions will be run by staff from BGU (Bishop Grosseteste University), AMSP and MEI. In order to reflect the variety of careers open to mathematics graduates, there will also be a panel discussion with graduates working in STEM careers.

Teachers bringing groups of students to the day are also invited to attend the day and we will run a separate session for teachers about the work of the AMSP, to publicise further mathematical opportunities for students, and provide information about undergraduate admissions tests for mathematics.

Students should bring their own packed lunch. A light lunch will be provided for all teaching staff.

Who will benefit from attending?

This is a free 1-day event for Year 12 girls studying mathematics at A level or equivalent qualifications. This event is open to students from all state schools and colleges in the Lincolnshire area and is funded by the London Mathematical Society and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) and hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.


The day is aimed at widening participation in undergraduate STEM courses, particularly mathematics degrees, and will emphasise that progression to undergraduate mathematics courses is not only for those with the highest grades at A level.


Students to arrive at the Robert Hardy building by 09:30.

09:50-10:05 Welcome

10:05-10:50 Talk by Dr Anitha Thillaisundaram, University of Lincoln

11:00-12:05 Workshop Session

12:05-12:45 Lunch

12:45-13:50 Workshop Session

13:50-14:05 Break

14:05-15:25 Panel discussion with graduates working in STEM careers followed by student questions.

15:25-15:30 Evaluations and students depart

Other Information

Students will work collaboratively in workshops on different areas of mathematics. Students can take part in two of the three workshops outlined below.

Workshop A: Social Networks: Close friends or strangers? Includes material on six degrees of separation, Bacon and Erds numbers, Network centrality and Ramsey numbers (Sharon Tripconey)

Workshop B: Ada Lovelace and the birth of computer programming (Sue de Pomerai)

Workshop C: Underground Mathematics resources ( with links to undergraduate mathematics (Elizabeth Kimber and Yvonne Croasdaile)



Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Event format:


Event length:

6 hours


East Midlands


Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,


Wed 27th Mar 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30




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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

David Tuhey
[email protected]

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