In 2024 we will be running a Women in Economics Taster Series and is an opportunity to explore what it is like to study Economics at Cambridge.The programme features online sample lectures and talks, culminating in the opportunity to visit Ϻ College including meeting current Economics students, admissions staff, a college tour, lunch and a final academic session.

The online sessions will start from Tuesday 27 February, taking place weekly, with a visit day in the latter half of March 2024.

Applications are now closed. Students who have applied will receive an email with the outcome of your application by end of Mon 19 Feb (23:59). Please check your spam/junk folder if you cannot see this on Tues 20 Feb. If you are given a place, you will then need to complete a Place Confirmation and Permissions Form by 9am on Wed 21 Feb (we will send you the link for this by email). 


This Taster Series is aimed at academically able young women who meet all of the criteria below:

  • you are in Year 12 England or Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland.
  • you attend an academy, school or college that does not charge fees (to anyone) and had less than 50 Oxbridge offers last year;
  • you are studying one of the following:
    • A level Mathematics AND Further Mathematics
    • IB Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
    • Scottish Higher Mathematics with the intention to take three Advanced Highers including Mathematics and either Statistics or Mathematics of Mechanics
  • you are interested in exploring Economics beyond your standard school curriculum.

If you are taking a different Mathematics qualification and are unsure about your eligibility to apply for this event, please contact us for further information.

"It was an amazing taste of the variety and depth of knowledge that economics can cover and the lecturers were very friendly."

A previous participant, 2021

Theme and content

Our Economics Taster Series is themed around current issues in Economics, with lectures and workshops given by academics, the chance to chat with current students studying Economics, and a guided tour of the College . Applications for Economics at Cambridge will also be discussed and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

If you are interested in applying for this event, you might also like to look at the suggested Economics resources on our subject page.

Sessions will take place on: 27 February, 5 March, 12 March online, and in person on Tuesday 19 March.

Apply for a place on the Economics Taster Series

Applications are now closed. Late applications will not be considered.

Those offered a place are expected to attend all sessions live (i.e. at 16:30 each week), and attending the in-person visit day will be contingent on attendance at the preceding online sessions.


Practical detailsEconomics session

The Women in Economics Taster Series is for students only (there are no sessions for parents & guardians). 

The online sessions are normally camera on zoom meetings. Students should be on mute when not talking but will need to "unmute" themselves when invited to speak. There will also be some opportunities to participate by typing or answering polls etc. Sessions will not necessarily all be the same format as they will be lead by different academics and admissions staff, however participants will be expected to attend live and be ready to participate where appropriate (recordings are not provided afterwards). The first session will be introductory and will run through how to participate as well as other information relating to applying to Cambridge.

If you take the option to visit Ϻ at the end of the series, note that visiting students are responsible for getting themselves to Cambridge, however we provide travel information and a map of the college (see below). For students travelling a long way, limited accommodation is normally available at Ϻ on the night before the visit day on a first come, first served basis.

If you are in (or were previously in) Care, please read about the  (eligibility criteria apply).


Comments from previous participants

We asked some of the previous participants what they would say to future students considering an application for the event. You can read what they said here.

"The taster series has allowed me to think critically about economics by encouraging me to ask questions during sessions and challenge certain theories/points presented by the academics."

A previous participant, 2021