Subject Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within their school syllabus and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge. They are aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college. Including two taster lectures delivered by leading academic members of staff from the University and the opportunity to discuss and ask questions, the masterclasses offer students a true flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.
The Subject Matters is an event for Year 10 and 11 students, run by the University of Cambridge each autumn. Practical and informative sessions will highlight the importance of suitable A Level (or equivalent) subject choices when making an application to a selective, research-led university, and help students access information to make informed A Level choices. In addition, students are provided with information about the University of Cambridge, higher education and career opportunities as well as an overview of the application process and next steps. All sessions are delivered by Admissions Tutors and students have the opportunity to ask questions.
When will the sessions be held?
The Subject Matters sessions will take place in Cambridge on the following dates:
The CUSU Shadowing Scheme is open for applications again! The Shadowing Scheme brings UK students from schools without a tradition of top university entry to Cambridge for three days.
Over three weekends (Thursday to Saturday) in January and February prospective students come to Cambridge and spend time with a current undergraduate. The idea is to give people with little or no experience of university a taste of student life at Cambridge, by 'shadowing' a Cambridge student, studying a subject that they are interested in. Shadows stay in college accommodations, eat their meals in the college halls and follow their mentors to lectures, seminars and supervisions. They also get the chance to have a taste of social life and the fun activities that Cambridge students enjoy in their free time to get a rounded picture of what studying at Cambridge means.
For full information please see the CUSU Shadowing Scheme website.
If you enjoy learning languages and are in Year 10 or Year 11, do pass this on to your teacher:
Girton College, Cambridge invites schools and colleges in the UK to nominate up to two students currently in Year 10 or 11 for a Taster Day in Modern Languages on 21 October. Nominations are open until 21st September.
The programme includes:
• An introduction to studying languages at university
• Culture and Language workshops by University academics
• Question and answer sessions with Admissions Tutors and current undergraduates
We still have plenty of places available for the King's open afternoon next Tuesday (20 September). This event is for students who will be applying to Cambridge this October. Please see our open days page for further details and to book a place. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the college a little better. There will be a talk, subject sessions, the chance to chat to current King's students and a tour of the college.
King's is running an open afternoon on Tuesday 20 September for prospective students - see our open days page for further details and to book a place. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the college a little better. It is designed for students who will be applying this October. There will be a talk, subject sessions, the chance to chat to current King's students and a tour of the college.
Many other colleges are also running open days in September for students who are applying this year - do see this page for the events available.
If you are visiting other Colleges and would like to see King's on the same day, do introduce yourself at the porters' lodge and say that you will be applying to Cambridge. The porters will be happy to let you walk around the public areas, and you might find our self-guided tour useful so that you know what you are looking at. NB if there is a 'College Closed' sign at the front gate, please don't be put off as this just means that tourists cannot enter.
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, will be hosting a one night Law school for Year 13 students in state maintained schools who are considering applying for Law at Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. The residential will take place from 27 - 28 September 2016.
The programme includes an introduction to studying Law at university, two Law lectures, and application workshops.
The deadline for applications is 3pm on Thursday 15 September.
Remember that you are welcome to visit any time, even if there's not an official open day on.
If you would like to look around a college, it is best to introduce yourself at the porters' lodge (the reception). Porters are normally happy for prospective students to walk around the public areas and will give you any maps / information available. There's also a map of Cambridge, which shows where the colleges are. You'll see that the middle of Cambridge is quite small, so you will be able to walk between most colleges easily.
If you would like to visit King's, do introduce yourself at the porters' lodge when you arrive. The college will be open to prospective students and we have a self-guided tour that you can use.
You may like to visit on a day when we're running an informal meeting for prospective students. Do email us with your name and the subject you are interested in if you would like to book a place one one of these meetings.
Students stay in undergraduate accommodation for 4 nights and experience undergraduate life by attending lectures and practicals led by university academics, and also through social activities put on by the college. In previous years, the summer school has been solely for those interested in the sciences, however this year it will be expanding to cover both the arts and sciences. The event allows students to discover more about what it is like to study at University, particularly the University of Cambridge, and their course of interest, whilst experiencing student life. The Summer School is free of charge, including meals and accommodation. Travel grants are also available on a means tested basis.