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Undergraduate Study


Are you keen to explore your subject interests in depth? Are you motivated by a challenge and do you like the idea of discussing your ideas with equally motivated students and teachers? If so, we’d love you to consider joining us for our two week online/in-person Summer School.

What are they?

In response to COVID-19, the Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer School will be run in a slightly different format to previous years.

For 2021, we will be inviting you to a week-long, subject-specific programme hosted virtually on our online platform, which will then be followed by a proposed 3-day residential at the university, to give you the full Cambridge student experience (subject to national developments regarding COVID-19).

What do the Summer Schools involve?

During the academic week, you’ll be joined by your chosen department on our online platform, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. The subject timetables are varied; you might undertake your own research project, participate in seminars, lectures or test out Cambridge’s supervisions (specialised, small-group teaching).

But it’s not all work. All being well, we hope to host a 3-day residential to give you the social experience of Cambridge. During this residential, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you. In previous years this has included going on a chauffeured punt tour of the River Cam, taking part in a range of sports and societies, enjoying a ‘Formal Hall’ and quiz, and more!

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the Summer School, we hope that you’ll leave inspired by your subject, with new knowledge and skills which will stand you in good stead for your final year of school. We hope, too, that you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what you want to do next, whatever subject, university or route you’re considering.

Things to consider

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are extremely competitive and we aim to ensure that places go to those will take the most away from the experience.

It is essential that participants take part in the entirety of the event. Students who have holidays or commitments which overlap with the Summer School they hope to take part in will not be permitted to attend.

Additionally, if you are attending multiple events at the University or its Colleges, you may find that some of the content is repeated. We will send you the timetable for your subject as soon as it is available, please ensure that you take a look and let us know as soon as possible if you would like to withdraw your place on the Summer Schools.

Over 540 students studying on 26 subject streams. Delivering over 500 hours of academic teaching. In partnership with the Sutton Trust.

Contact Summer Schools

Cambridge Summer School Team
07840 638822

Most of the common queries that we receive are answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please take a look before contacting us.