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Undergraduate Study

 

This event is open to students in Year 10 and Year 11.

What is The Subject Matters?

The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on course and university options. A significant number of very bright and capable students fail to gain places at selective universities because they are not studying the most appropriate subjects.

When assessing applicants to the University of Cambridge, we consider not only the individual A Level (or equivalent) subjects but also the combination of subjects. For many courses, we require applicants to have taken certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students effectively for study at the University.

The Subject Matters sessions are for students in Year 10 and Year 11, and highlight the importance of suitable A Level (or equivalent) subject choices when making an application to a selective, research-led university, helping students to make informed choices.

In addition, students are provided with information about the University of Cambridge, higher education and career opportunities, as well as receiving an overview of the application process and next steps. Furthermore, this year they will also have the opportunity to experience an academic taster session in either the Arts & Humanities or the Sciences. All sessions are delivered by Admissions Tutors, postgraduate subject specialists, and trained undergraduate ambassadors.

How do I book?

Booking is now open to students, parents/supporters and school groups for the 2017/18 Subject Matters sessions.

Tickets cost £7.50 per person, but funded places are available for students who are currently in care or eligible for Free School Meals. A travel fund is also available for individual students who meet either of the above criteria and will be attending the event with a parent/supporter. To apply for a funded place, please use the link provided on the event booking page.

Please note that bookings are non-transferable. Refund requests can only be accepted up to 7 days prior to the date on which the event takes place.

Whilst members of staff and current students will be available throughout the event, we are not responsible for attendees beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.

For schools wishing to make a group booking:
If you’re making a booking on behalf of a school group, you’ll need to provide the information listed below for each student at the time of booking. It’s not possible to return to a partially completed booking – all questions must be answered in a single session.

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Emergency contact details
  • Home postcode
  • School/college name and postcode

From the list below, please choose the date and time slot that suit you best, then click on the relevant link to be taken to the booking page for that event. The morning and afternoon sessions are identical, so there is no need to book tickets for both time slots on the same date.

Date Time Booking link
Thursday 26 October 2017 14:00 – 16:30 Book Online
Saturday 28 October 2017 10:15 – 12:45 Book Online
Saturday 28 October 2017 14:00 – 16:30 Book Online
Saturday 11 November 2017 10:15 – 12:45 Book Online
Saturday 11 November 2017 14:00 – 16:30 Book Online
Saturday 25 November 2017 10:15 – 12:45 Book Online
Saturday 25 November 2017 14:00 – 16:30 Book Online
Saturday 20 January 2018 10:15 – 12:45 Book Online
Saturday 20 January 2018 14:00 – 16:30 Book Online

Contact The Subject Matters

The Subject Matters Coordinator
T 01223 765634
E CAOevents@admin.cam.ac.uk