STEP Lectures

Online Sessions for UCL Mathematics applicants during 2021

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 2021 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 admissions@math.ucl.ac.uk

Similar online support was provided to UCL mathematics applicants during 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. 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.
Great session and really helpful!
Really useful! Thank you very much.

Dates of sessions in 2021

 Session title2021 Dates
1What is STEP?14th January
2Algebraic Skill21st January
3Inequalities28th January
4Proof by induction4th February
5Proof by contradiction11th February
6More inequalities and proof25th February
7Necessary and sufficient conditions4th March
8Trigonometry11th March
9Curve sketching18th March
10Intergration25th March
11Differential equations22nd April
12Complex numbers29th April
13Vectors06th May
14Matrices13th May
15Weird and wonderful20th May
16Stuff we didn't have time to do27th May
17Exam technique10th June

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 16th April 2021

Day 2 (for firm choice only): Friday 4th June 2021