School of Mathematical Sciences

Year 11 Maths Summer Schools

Applications for the 2019 Summer Schools are now closed.

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The School of Mathematical Sciences offers two non-residential Summer Schools to Year 11 students interested in studying Maths at a higher level. Attending a Summer School gives students the opportunity to get to know what university life is like and enhance their academic skills.

What are the Maths Summer Schools?

The Maths Summer Schools are free, non-residential programmes for Year 11 students interested in Maths and will take place at our Mile End campus. Applications are open to all students, though we will give priority to students who meet our Widening Participation criteria:

  • first in family to attend higher education
  • previously or currently eligible for free school meals
  • from low-income families
  • from a low-participation neighbourhood
  • parents from non-professional occupations
  • have a disability
  • young carers
  • estranged from family/living independently
  • state-school students

Attending a Maths Summer School will give you the chance to experience for yourself what studying at university is really like, discover more about exciting aspects of Maths and complete a mini-project to learn about research and study skills. We hope that you will leave feeling inspired about Maths and confident in applying to university in the future, if you choose to.

Summer School activities will include:

  • Mini research project
  • Taster lectures about exciting areas of mathematics
  • Advice and guidance on applying to university
  • Tour of QMUL campus
  • Experience of student life
  • Social activities

When are the 2019 Maths Summer Schools?

There are two Maths Summer Schools to choose from - the programmes are identical, so you can choose the date that best suits you:

  • Monday 8th - Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Monday 15th - Thursday 18th July 2019

Who else will be there?

Other Year 11 students! You will have the chance to get to know the other students attending the Maths Summer School, who will come from many different schools. You will also meet our current undergraduate Maths students who will give you a first-hand glimpse into student life and answer all of your questions about university. Our undergraduate students will be with you all week, making sure you are having a fun and safe experience.

You will be taught by our expert academic lecturers and PhD students who will introduce you to exciting new areas of Maths and help you understand more about their research.

If you have any questions about the Year 11 Maths Summer School, please email Stefanie Hurrell on