On Friday 8 December, the Martingale Foundation was delighted to host the 2024 Scholars-in-principle at the Martingale Showcase.
The showcase was held at The Royal Institution, in London, and marks the beginning of the scholarship programme. The purpose of the showcase is to give offer-holders a chance to meet representatives from our partner universities and discuss more about the courses on offer though Martingale.
A huge thank you to each of our partner universities for attending and speaking to the Scholars-in-principle with such enthusiasm and clarity. It was great to have a representative from each of our founding partner universities in attendance; University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Oxford, and University College London, along with representatives from our three new partners; University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, and University of Manchester.
Scholars-in-principle attended from across the UK and Ireland.
Matt Garraghan, Programme Manager for the Martingale Foundation shared;
“It was fantastic to meet our extremely talented new cohort of Martingale Scholars-in-principle at the Showcase, and I am so pleased that we were able to organise this event to allow them to network with students and academics from all of our partner universities. I, and the rest of the team, can’t wait to work with them as they start their Martingale journey over the coming months!”
The day started with a welcome and an icebreaker to give everyone a chance to get to meet and begin to get to know each other. The Scholars-in-principle then went on to have roundtable discussions with academics and doctoral students from each of the universities, moving around the room so they had an opportunity to meet someone from each institution. The day is facilitated to provide each Scholar-in-principle with the unique opportunity to discuss their interests directly with leading academics.
The day wrapped up with some lunch and networking, along with information for the Scholars-in-principle on how to prepare their next steps and apply for the courses of their choice. The next time this whole group will be together will be at the Welcome Dinner next autumn, before the 2024/25 academic term starts.
One Scholar-in-principle, Alex, reflected on the day and shared her thoughts with us;
“The event not only proved to be highly informative but also remarkably engaging, offering ample opportunities to connect with others who share a profound interest in various aspects of mathematics. The depth of support within this community is truly remarkable; every individual I encountered on Friday contributed valuable insights and shared their wealth of experiences”.
What was particularly noted from the day, were the volume of conversations and range of interests across the field of mathematics and related topics, with students interested in subjects from mathematical biology to pure maths and theoretical physics.
Over the coming weeks, Scholars-in-principle will attend webinars hosted by partner universities and will be supported to apply for any courses they are interested in.
We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Scholars-in-principle and supporting their next steps as a Martingale Scholar!
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