Please note that this event has now closed.

We are grateful to GCHQ for sponsoring a prize for the best presentation at the conference. If you wish your presentation to be considered for this award you must submit an abstract in the usual way, and also write a short summary of your talk which explains in no more than 500 words how your presentation meets some or all of the following criteria. It is not required that successful applications will address every criterion. 


  1. Evidence of an excellent understanding of the mathematics involved in the problem proposed. 
  2. Evidence of collaboration and team work either with your peers, with your tutors or with outside contacts. 
  3. An understanding of current research in the area examined and an indication of further research that could be undertaken. 
  4. An innovative approach to a standard problem. 

All applications for the award will be considered, the best submissions will be shortlisted and the presentations will be judged on the day. Short-listed candidates will be notified in advance of the conference. Applications from groups are encouraged as well as from individuals. 

 The best presentation will receive a cheque for £400 awarded by a representative from GCHQ. The communication skills, style and delivery of the presentation will be a deciding factor in the outcome. Applications for the award should be sent to us at by 1pm on Friday 11th December.