Students with an interst in Music who live in or near Middlesbrough may be interesed in Mozart: The man revealed, a talk by John Sucheton Saturday 4 March, 7.30pm at Middlesbrough Theatre. See the information.
Each year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students* and their teachers/HE advisers.This year they will be held in Edinburgh, Merseyside. Newcastle, Surrey, Lisburn, Birmingham and Swansea from mid-March to the end of March.
The conferences will cover:
Courses available at Oxford and Cambridge
Applying to Oxford and Cambridge (including Student Life)
Student finance and careers
Oxford & Cambridge Admissions for Teachers and HE Advisors - new programme for 2017 at most venues
Booking has opened for the February Year 12 Saturday Masterclasses in Cambridge. These events provide you with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within your school syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (If you're interested in languages, consider giving yourself access to languages, cultures, politics etc outside of Europe. You can study Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures on their own, or you can comine with a language that you already study, such as French, German, Spanish)
Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion (Recommended if you enjoy subjects such as Philosophy, Ethics as well as Theology. See Why study Theology?)
Classics (You don't need to have studied Latin or Greek before - give it a try)
History and Politics
History and Modern Languages
Law (You don't need to be studying law at school to apply for Law)
If you are at a state school from one of the areas listed at the bottom of this post (but not Cambridge), please read about the link area accommodation scheme if you need accommodation the night before the event. Otherwise, if you need accommodation, this page may be helpful.
Tickets are available for A Taste of Africa on 8 October 2016 at Teeside University Campus in Middlesbrough. The event is taking place during Black History Month in October and will be a fantastic opportunity if you are based in the North East to enjoy a wide variety of traditional performances, poetry, African Food, Dancing and so much more. See the website for details and booking.
Are you in Year 12? Do you want to attend subject taster events but struggle because you live some way from Cambridge? Some Cambridge Colleges offer taster events including an overnight stay, which will be very helpful if you want to find out more about what studying your chosen course will be like. There is no obligation to apply to the College organising the event (though you are welcome to if you want to).
All of the following residentials are free of charge, including accommodation and all meals. Do read the full information and check for eligibility criteria before making an application:
Booking for all events below closes on 23 May. It's an extended deadline - please ignore the part on the page where it says that booking has closed. You'll see the extended deadline on the application form.
This full-day event is designed to be a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and will help students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems. The day will include morning and afternoon interactive problem-solving workshops, as well as talks giving an accessible insight into some of the areas of maths you may encounter at university.
NB. a limited number of travel grants available, particularly for schools/colleges which are a considerable distance from Cambridge.
If you would like to look around King's whilst you are in Cambridge for one of these events, remember that the public areas of College are always open to prospective students. If you introduce yourself at the porters' lodge, the porters will give you a copy on the self-guided tour for prospective students, which will show you what you are looking at, and please feel free to email us after your visit with any questions.
The events will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learning in the UK. They will focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures. This year, they are currently planning that the cultural element of the Festival will form part of the regional Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry competition (which is open to eligible students aged 9-18), with workshops giving pupils the chance to create a poem to submit as part of the regional competition.