Part III Events

This page and the Calendar etc have now moved to the Faculty websites. Please see there for up to date information.

Julia Goedecke, Marj Batchelor and CUGMS members run a variety of events throughout the year with the aim of supporting Part III students during this very tough course, and helping them with the decision of what to do next. You can see a timeline of this in the

Part III Calendar Year

In particular, note the section on the calendar on What to do before you come. This includes knowing about Grad Record Exams (GRE's) if you think you might wish to study for a PhD in the US.

Catch-up workshops

Many Part III students come to Cambridge from other universities, so their mathematical background is as varied as the places they come from. The catch-up workshops at the beginning of Michaelmas term intend to deliver some background material in a variety of topics. They are given by PhD students.

Part III drop-ins

Twice a week during term PhD students will be available in the core for you to ask them questions about your lectures notes and background.

Part III study groups

When learning a lot of new and probably hard courses, it can be very helpful to talk to others taking the same course. Part III students are very much encouraged to use their initiative and arrange to meet with their colleagues, both to review course material and to read beyond course material.  As Masters students, Part III students should increase their level of independent learning. In this spirit, Study Groups are not supposed to be a substitute for undergraduate supervisions, nor for examples classes, and are set up for the students to organise themselves on purpose.

Part III Seminar Series

Part III students give talks (perhaps their first ever) on some maths that they've learnt in a friendly and informal setting. There’s a series at the end of Michaelmas term, with talks usually on material learnt that term, and another series at the end of Lent term, with most talks on Part III essay topics. Groups are organised according to subject and participants make up the audience for the other talks (and afterwards hopefully understand something they didn't before!).

Where to go next?

Research Groups in Cambridge - Oct/Nov. An opportunity for Part IIIs to meet with lots of the PhD students here and learn what their research interests are.
Research in UK - Nov. A chance for Part IIIs to talk with students doing PhDs at other universities, many of whom were Part III students themselves.

Easter term social events

End of year party – for Part III and PhD students after the Part III exams finish.

PhD students, do look at our jobs page and get in touch with Julia (jg352) or the CUGMS committee if you’d like to be involved with any of the above (especially if you made use of them when you were a Part III student).