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Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools Application

Applications for the 2019 Sutton Trust Summer Schools open on 9 January 2019. ​

What are the benefits of attending a Summer School?

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools give students the opportunity to explore their chosen subject in-depth over the course of a week, while having a taste of student life at the University of Cambridge. This experience supports students to make an informed choice about what they would like to do after they finish their post-16 studies, enabling them to confidently choose the courses or universities they apply to. Many students talk about what they’ve gained from the Summer School experience in their personal statement.

Alongside academic sessions in their departments, students will have the opportunity to attend Information, Advice and Guidance sessions on a range of topics. In 2018 this included workshops on Choosing HE Options, Personal Statements, Wellbeing and a BME student panel.

The Summer School experience motivates many students to aim high throughout their final year at school and enables them to confidently progress to university.

Is there a cost to attend the Summer School?

The costs of the Summer School are covered by the University. Students will be provided with single room accommodation and shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast and dinner will be eaten together in the College canteen, and a packed lunch will be provided each day. In addition to food, accommodation and activities, we also book student’s train tickets to and from the Summer School, so there is no upfront cost. Students may choose to bring a small amount of money for a souvenir or some additional snacks, but all the costs of the event are covered.

Safety and Supervision

A staff member from the Cambridge Admissions Office will be on duty throughout the week, working with a team of Residential Supervisors and student ambassadors (called CAMbassadors) allocated to each subject group. They will be responsible for participant welfare and have detailed policies in place to deal with a range of issues that may arise.  CAMbassadors will escort students to the academic departments and remain with them throughout the day.

We will provide a duty phone number for all students and their parents/carers. This number is monitored 24 hours a day, and students are able to text or phone us if they have any worries, or if they become unwell during the week.

Trained first-aiders will be available during the event and will be on hand to administer first aid if necessary.

How to contact us

Parents and carers are welcome to contact us using the email address and telephone number displayed on this page. For urgent queries during the Summer Schools, please use the duty number provided in the first instance.

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Contact Summer Schools

Cambridge Summer School Team
01223 332201
cambridgesummerevents@admin.cam.ac.uk

We've answered most of the common queries that we receive on our Frequently Asked Questions page. please take a look before contacting us.

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