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Undergraduate Study


What is The Subject Matters?

The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on their course and university options. Selective universities often consider not only the individual subjects, but also the combination of subjects. At the University of Cambridge, many of our courses require applicants to have taken certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students more effectively for those courses.

Aimed at Year 10 and Year 11 students and their parents or supporters, each Subject Matters event features experienced Admissions Tutors giving key advice about making informed A Level (or equivalent) subject choices, helping students to put themselves in the best position for their studies after Sixth Form.

Students will also be able to participate in an academic taster session in either the Arts & Humanities or the Sciences, as well as a Q&A with current undergraduates, giving them a valuable insight into studying at university.

The Subject Matters events usually take place on Saturdays and are open to both students and their parents or supporters. The sessions are an excellent opportunity for parents to find out more about how their children can start exploring subjects beyond their school curriculum, and how they can support them in doing that.

How do I book?

The next series of Subject Matters events will run from October 2018 to January 2019. To register your interest in these events, and to receive an email when bookings open, please complete the ‘Register Interest’ form on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Tickets cost £7.50 per student, parent or supporter. 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.

Funded places:
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 or supporter. To apply for a funded place, please use the link provided on the event booking page.

Making a group booking:
Please note that you will need to provide the information listed below for each student at the time of booking. It isn’t 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

Joining instructions will be sent out via email 3 days before each Subject Matters event. Please note that we will use the email address provided at the time of booking. Please check your inbox and junk/spam email folders regularly around this time.

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.

Register Interest

Fill in your details to be notified of future events.

Contact The Subject Matters

The Subject Matters Coordinator
T 01223 765634

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