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Undergraduate Study

 

The University and its Colleges are committed to widening participation to higher education. Hundreds of outreach initiatives and events are run each year both in Cambridge and in schools and colleges across the UK.

Pre-16

Insight

An academic programme which aims to develop participants interests and tackle the barriers many students face when applying to university.
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HE Partnership

The Higher Education Partnership initiative aims to raise aspirations amongst students in schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Find out more

Children in care events - Realise project

The Realise project's aim is to encourage more young people in care to consider higher education. We run a large number of events ranging from science days to theatre days to give a taste of life as a student at Cambridge.
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Post-16

HE+

HE+ is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge its Colleges and state schools and colleges across the UK. The University and schools in 14 regions collaborate to form regional consortia to engage student, including academic extension classes, subject masterclasses, information and guidance session, and visits to the University.
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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools in the UK. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 26 subjects and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge.
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Experience Cambridge

Experience Cambridge gives participants an insight into teaching and study at the University, and the opportunity to explore their preferred subject area in further detail. The initiative combines two day visits to the University consisting of subject sessions and a university admissions talk. Alongside the Cambridge visits, participants complete an online project with support from their peers and an academic co-ordinator.
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