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Monday 10th July 2023 to Friday 14th July 2023

Robinson College

United Kingdom


This year’s UK Graduate Modelling Camp will run across 5 days in-person from 2pm on 10th July to 1pm on 14th July 2023 in Cambridge.  

The Graduate Modelling Camp caters for early career mathematicians, usually those in the first and second years of their doctoral studies, who are keen to get hands-on experience of mathematical modelling. It is also an excellent preparation ground for those who wish to attend the follow-on 5-day European Study Group with Industry (ESGI) 171, hosted by the Maxwell Institute (Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh) and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) from 17th to 21st July 2023 at Old College, University of Edinburgh. We strongly encourage participants of this Modelling Camp to attend.  

As in previous years, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics is working in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling Centre for Doctoral Training (InFoMM) and Professor Chris Breward to facilitate this year’s event. 

Aims & Objectives 

A key aim of the modelling camp is to provide early career mathematicians with experience of hands-on mathematical modelling under the guidance of experienced instructors and mentors. This involves working on real-world challenges from industry or science as part of a team. The camp is open to all PhD students and is designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as problem assessment, model building, analysis, scientific computation, & critical assessment of solutions. The camp provides experiential learning, rather than delivering any formal training. 

At the start of the camp, the mentors present a range of challenges. The participants then form teams to tackle a chosen challenge for the remainder of the camp. Scientific communication is an important part of the camp and all participants will be expected to make presentations on the final day.  

Further information will be made available soon, including a list of mentors and challenges. If you have any queries, please contact the Newton Gateway team on  

Registration & Delegate information 

This workshop will take place at Robinson College in Cambridge. En-suite B&B accommodation is reserved and a Programme is available in the left-hand panel. Further information will be provided to participants once registrations are approved.

By registering for the Modelling Camp, you are agreeing to abide by the following Camp Rules. 

  1. Treat everyone with respect 

  1. Strive to collaborate effectively 

  1. Communicate openly 

  1. Raise any issues as soon as possible with your mentor or the organising team 

  1. Share tasks fairly 

  1. Value diversity and promote a welcoming environment 

To register, please follow the link in the left-hand panel. The deadline for registrations is Wednesday 5th April 2023. Some notes when registering: 

  1. If you are a CDT student, when providing your Year of Doctoral Study, please count from the year in which you started your course. 

  1. Your Research Project description should be short and concise - around 2-3 sentences long. 

  1. We require a short reference from your PhD Supervisor highlighting 
    a. What you can contribute to the Modelling Camp.
    b. How you may benefit from the Modelling Camp. 

Please note, it is your responsibility to ensure we receive your supervisor’s reference.

Applicants will be made aware whether or not their registration has been successful in late April 2023.  

In partnership with InFoMM and sponsored by the IMA