STEP Lectures

Online Sessions for UCL Mathematics applicants during 2018

A series of 17 live online sessions will be made available to all UCL Mathematics applicants who receive an offer through UCAS. The initial sessions will provide general advice and information about STEP and cover techniques and approaches across various mathematical topics. The remaining sessions provide a close look at past-paper questions from both STEP, again by topic areas, and advice about examination technique.

The live sessions start at 18.00 GMT.

All sessions are recorded and will be available for later viewing should you receive an offer only after the series has started, or if you miss a session.

Please refer to the STEP 2018 support booklet here.

We will invite you to contact us about how to receive this support shortly after you receive an offer through UCAS.

Please note that logins for UCL STEP resources and links to the online lectures are not sent out automatically and UCAS offer holders need to contact the Mathematics department for a login. Please send an email request to

Similar online support was provided to UCL mathematics applicants during 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Feedback comments included:

I really enjoyed the online lecture. It was helpful in making the connections between the different areas of maths and how to produce more elegant solutions.
Everything was perfectly clear and very informative, thank you.
It was very good, and a good range of questions.
This is very useful
Great session and really helpful!
Really useful! Thank you very much
Very helpful, thanks!

Click here for STEP Study Days Information

Dates of sessions in 2018

Session title 2018 Dates
1 What are STEP and AEA? The problem-solving mindset 18th January
2 Using algebraic identities and solving equations 25th January
3 Digits, divisibility and logarithms 1st February
4 Counting and placement 8th February
5 Quadratics, cubic and other polynomials 22nd February
6 Handling Inequalities
1st March
7 Geometrical problems 8th March
8 Factors, primes and irrationals 15th March
9 Summing series 22nd March
10 The binomial expansion and approximations 29th March
11 Sequences and induction 12th April
12 Advanced techniques in trigonometry 19th April
13 Analysing the behaviour of functions - limits and curve sketching 26th April
14 Advanced techniques in integration 3rd May
15 Differential equations 10th May
16 Vectors and coordinate geometry 17th May
17 Examination technique and advice 24th May

**Please note that Session 5 has been rescheduled to 22nd Feb**

STEP Study Days

Two STEP study days will take place at UCL in addition to the online sessions. They are designed to complement the online support and will be a great opportunity to come to UCL to learn and practice mathematics. The focus will be on gaining experience in answering past paper questions but there will also be teaching sessions on some selected topics.

We will contact you when registration for the study days opens.

The provisional dates for the study days are as follows:

Day 1 (for all holding a UCL offer): Friday 13th April 2018

Day 2 (for firm choice only): Friday 1st June 2018