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Postgraduate Study in Mathematics

  • University Researcher Development Programme
    The central providers of researcher development opportunities for graduate students in the University.  See their RDP Hub and RDP PhD Pathways for useful resources when planning your training.
  • University of Cambridge Training database
    A searchable database of available training within the wider University, including that offered by the University Information Service (UIS), Office of Scholarly Communications, Librarys and others. This includes Computing Service courses on LATEX and MATLAB.  These courses fill up very quickly, so please register as soon as they are advertised, and please do let the organisers know if you subsequently find that you cannot attend, as there is often a waiting list.
  • Language Training
    School funding is available for students wishing to undertake language training either via the University Language Centre or via and external provider.
  • Smith-Knight Rayleigh-Knight Prize Essay
    In your second year you are encouraged to submit an essay for the Smith-Knight and Rayleigh-Knight contests.  Essays are not part of any formal assessment process, but offer an excellent opportunity to gain experience of writing up your work in a clear and coherent manner.
  • Research Integrity
    Your supervisor and advisor will be able to guide you in matters of good academic practice.  The University also offers training in these areas and a useful online resource.
  • Opportunities to work with Part III Students
    There are a variety of opportunities in which you can support Part III students whilst developing your own skills. These take the form of catch-up lectures, drop-ins and co-ordination of the seminar series at the ends of Michaelmas and Lent terms.
  • National Training
    The Research Councils organise both summer schools and courses on entrepreneurship, Researcher Development (UKGrad), etc. The summer schools are usually compulsory for EPSRC/STFC/NERC students, and such students will receive information directly. The other courses are highly recommended, since there has been good feedback from students who have attended. These opportunities will be advertised by email.
  • Careers Service
    As a Cambridge student, you are entitled to use the Careers Service to help you with all aspects of career development: what to do after your PhD, improving your CV or writing cover letters, practicing interviews, to name but a few. Register with them and talk to them, well before you are thinking about applying to jobs. Quite apart from the fact that they are a friendly group of people, there may be more scope for your particular skills and interests in the working world than you imagine, and you may wish to shape your studies to take advantage of this.
  • Knowledge Transfer
    Collaboration with business and industry is an important way to deliver impact from mathematical research.  Seminars from visiting industrial speakers, networking opportunities and other events are held to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of how mathematics is of benefit in a broad range of sectors. For more information, contact Dr Stephanie North, Knowledge Transfer Facilitator.
  • Public Engagement
    The University public engagement team is a first point of contact for staff and students who are interested in getting involved in public engagement activities. Training and volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Vitae Researchers' Portal
    External organisation dedicated to development and support of researchers. Provides useful resources and opportunities