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Monday 23rd September 2024 to Friday 27th September 2024


This year’s UK Graduate Modelling Camp will run across 5 days in-person from Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September 2024, in Cambridge.

The Graduate Modelling Camp is intended for early career mathematicians, those in the first and second years of their doctoral studies, who are keen to get hands-on experience of mathematical modelling. 

As in previous years, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics works in partnership Professor Chris Breward (University of Oxford) 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 each group are expected to make presentations on the final day.  

Mentors and Challenges:

  • Jane Hutton (University of Warwick) - Challenge to be confirmed
  • Lingyi Yang (University of Oxford) - Challenge to be confirmed

Registration & Delegate information 

Registration for this workshop is now open.

This workshop will take place in Cambridge. Nearby en-suite B&B accommodation is reserved and further information will be provided to participants once registrations are approved.

To register your interest, please follow the link in the left-hand panel or click here. Some notes when applying:

  1. When providing your Year of Doctoral Study, note that if you are on a joint Masters-PhD programme (e.g. CDT or DTP), please do not include the year(s) when you undertook the Masters.
  2. Your Research Project description should be short and concise - around 2-3 sentences long.
  3. We require a short reference from your PhD Supervisor highlighting
    1. What you can contribute to the Modelling Camp.
    2. How you may benefit from the Modelling Camp.

We will contact your supervisor after you have applied requesting the above information.

Please note application deadline is Wednesday 17th July 2024.

Applicants will be made aware whether or not their registration has been successful by August 2024.

By registering for the Modelling Camp, participants agreed 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