Increasingly postgraduates across the country organize conferences specifically for postgraduates normally focused on a particular branch of mathematics and consisting of two or three invited lectures given by established mathematicians and many short talks or posters given by the other research students. These are excellent opportunities for postgraduates to get used to attending conferences and to gain experience in presenting their work to a wider audience particularly those in their first year. Postgraduates are strongly advised to attend (and ideally present their work at) these conferences, if possible.
In a typical year the following conferences are available to attend.
- The Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference (usually June)
- The Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (usually April)
- The European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference (usually July)
- The Student Conference in Operations Research (usually March)
- Galway Topology Colloquium (usually September)
- Postgraduate MAGIC conferences (various times)
- Various LMS/EPSRC short courses (see http://www.lms.ac.uk/) and summer schools
- The British Mathematics Colloquium and the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (both usually April).