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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Women in STEM summer school

Corpus is pleased to again host a three-day residential summer school for Year 12 (or equivalent) women who are interested in mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering and are planning on applying to a competitive university in autumn 2017. The event is aimed at encouraging women to study STEM subjects at university, and to give them advice on course choice and how best to prepare a competitive application. The summer school will run from 29 June – 1 July 2017 at Corpus, with accommodation and meals provided free of charge. The programme features:

  • Lectures by leading Cambridge scientists and mathematicians on a range of cutting-edge research topics, including Dr Sian Dutton on new battery technology for renewable energy and Dr. Julia Gog, on mathematical models of infectious disease.
  • Visits to the Cavendish Physics Laboratory and the Department of Engineering
  • Sessions on preparing a competitive application for sciences at university, and on what to expect in a Cambridge interview
  • Practical problem-solving sessions using the isaac Physics website, led by members of the team who developed it
  • A tour of the college, dinner in our hall, and a chance to meet current women undergraduates and faculty members in the sciences for advice on applications and careers

This event builds on last year’s successful initiative, which saw 105 Year 12 women from  85 schools across the UK participate.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Applications are now closed for the summer school, and the final programme will be posted here shortly. Successful applicants are asked to download and return the student information form at right, and to read carefully the visitor instructions. Please contact if you have any questions.