University Mathematics in Perspective

37th Course for Sixth Form Students

27th to 29th June 2023

This short course for sixth-form students will provide an introduction to mathematics at the University of Leeds. We will offer you a sneak preview of university life plus an insight into how mathematics develops at degree level. Our University tutors will extend and enrich your existing study of mathematics at A-level (or equivalent) through talks and interactive sessions.

We will give you an invaluable insight into the structure of mathematics degrees, the courses, admissions procedure and how to make the most of your application to university.

The cost to attend the in-person summer school is expected to be approximately £150 (we will confirm shortly) – bursaries will be available to cover the cost of attendance and travel for students satisfying two or more Access to Leeds criteria.  There may also be the option for students who cannot attend in person to join some of the activity remotely (free of charge).  There will be opportunity to let us know which formats are possible for you in the application form.

Applications 

Applications will open in January.  Please complete the short expression of interest form here if you would like us to inform you when the applications open.

Further information
Please contact
Course admin:             Helen Copeland,  h.o.w.copeland@leeds.ac.uk

Applications will open in January. Please complete the short expression of interest form here if you would like us to inform you when the applications open.
Please apply here

What are the requirements for the summer school?

Applicants must be in Year 12 and studying A-Level Mathematics.

We particularly welcome applications from student fulfilling Access to Leeds Criteria and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

How much does the summer school cost?

The cost of attending the in-person residential summer school is expected to be approximately £150 (we will confirm shortly).

Bursaries will be available to cover the cost of attendance and travel for students satisfying two or more Access to Leeds criteria.  There may also be the option for students who cannot attend in person to join some of the activity remotely (free of charge).

There will be opportunity to let us know which formats are possible for you in the application form.

What are the planned activities?

We will give you an invaluable insight into the structure of mathematics degrees, the courses, admissions
procedure and how to make the most of your application to university. Past lectures include:

  • Funny Fluids and Soft Stuff
  • Supernovae and Supernova Remnants
  • Mathematics and Card Cheating
  • Adding Up Infinite Series

What are the timings of the summer school?

The timings for 2023 will be confirmed in due course.

Privacy Notice and Code of Conduct

Please review our Privacy Notice for Students and the Participant Code of Conduct prior to applying to take part in the programme.

A specific online Code of Conduct will be shared with applicants in due course.

My home set-up means I would not be able to access the summer school online

The summer school will be delivered in-person at the University of Leeds in 2023.

However, there may also be the option for students who cannot attend in person to join some of the activity remotely (free of charge).

If you would like to access any of the online content of the summer school but do not have the environment/technology you would need at home we suggest that you discuss the situation with your school/college.  It may be that there is a location at your school/college from which you could access the course for example.