March 2015 - InFoMM UK Graduate Modelling Camp 2015

Tuesday 17 March- Friday 20 March, 2015

Organisers: Prof. Colin Please & Prof. Chris Breward


The Graduate Modelling Camp is a 4-day workshop that aims to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of an experienced instructor. The Camp is designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as mathematical modelling & analysis, scientific computation & critical assessment of solutions.

The mentors for this year's Camp include Dr Rob Style, Dr Sarah Mitchell, Dr Kamil Kulesza & Dr. William Lee

The problems to be considered are inspired by real problems that have arisen in industry or science. The Camp begins with presentations from the mentors. Then, according to preference, the participants form teams to work on each problem. Scientific communication is an important part of the Camp and all participants are expected to make presentations, with each group expected to submit a report after the Camp has ended.

Please note that both verbal and written business level English are essential requirements for attendance on the Camp, and participants must have commenced doctoral-level studies.

The Camp is designed to run back-to-back with the 107th Study Group with Industry (ESGI), University of Manchester, 23-27 March 2015, with all Grad Camp attendees expected to attend the study group. The Camp runs the week prior to the ESGI, providing problem-solving experience as a warm-up for the Study Group.

Local accommodation will be arranged for non-Oxford attendees. All meals will be provided for the duration of the Camp, including breakfast and evening meal for those staying at St Anne's. Attendees will need to cover their own travel, accommodation and evening meal costs and are advised to approach their home institution for support if needed.

There will be prizes for each member of the team deemed to have given the best presentation at the end of the camp. The prizes have been kindly provided by and include a year's membership of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA). 

Application process:

The deadline for completing the registration form is Friday 6 February 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered. We hope to inform all applicants of the decisions made by the end of February 2015.

Prizes are sponsored by  

Please be aware that a list of participants will be produced for the event and may be posted on the web. If you do not wish your details to appear on one or both of these lists please indicate in the "Any other special requirements" section.
Please enter your citizenship as per your passport. If you are not a citizen of a country within the EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Please refer to the UK Border Agency website ( or your local consulate for more information. If you require a letter of support for a visa application please email indicating the expected wait time for a visa to be issued after a completed application is submitted. Individuals are responsible for ensuring they have the proper visa to enter the UK and that they apply in a timely fashion. Neither InFoMM nor any part or member of the University of Oxford will be held responsible for refusal of visa, travel or entry to the UK.
Please note that the deadline for candidate references by Supervisors will be Sunday 08 February 2015, and should be sent to the following email address: In addition, please ask your Supervisor to include written confirmation that each candidate has business level English, both verbal and written, as these are essential requirements for attendance on the Camp.
Local Oxford attendees are welcome to have evening meals at St Anne's College on any or all of the four nights of the Camp.
If you leave the default value of "No special dietary requirements" it will be assumed that you eat all meat, fish & dairy products
Please indicate any special requirements you may have. Please be aware that a participants list will be produced for the event and may be posted on the web. If you do not wish your details to appear on one or both of these lists please indicate so here.
Unfortunately we cannot provide funding to cover the costs of the Grad Camp. The full cost for the week is £490 including meals and accommodation or £285 excluding meals and accommodation. You will only be expected to pay the cost when you are accepted.