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Events for teachers and HE advisers

As well as events for prospective students, a number of events for teachers and HE advisers are organised by the Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) and several of the Colleges. These events provide up-to-date information about the University, including the application procedure and the range of outreach activities on offer.

Teachers and Advisers' Conference, 13-15 July 2021

We're delighted to announce our Teachers and Advisers' Conference webinar series to help you support your students as they prepare to apply to Cambridge. There are three sessions throughout the week - details below. Register for each session via the online booking form, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar.

Session 1: Tuesday, 13 July 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Supporting Students to Apply: An Introduction to Cambridge Admissions

Aimed at teachers and advisers who are new to the Cambridge admissions process, this session will offer a general overview and specific advice surrounding personal statements, admissions assessments and teacher references. We will talk through how to navigate these stages of the application process, both for yourselves and with your students, and provide tips for good practice in these areas.

Session 2: Wednesday, 14 July 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Introducing the Cambridge Foundation Year
Introducing the new Foundation Year at the University of Cambridge; giving talented students from backgrounds of educational and social disadvantage a new route to undergraduate study at Cambridge. This talk will include a general introduction to the Cambridge Foundation Year, the application process and progression routes, highlighting ways in which you can support your students in the application process. This will include a Q&A where we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

Session 3: Thursday, 15 July 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Supporting Students to Apply: Changes to Admissions in 2021
Aimed at teachers and advisers supporting students to apply in 2021 for 2022 entry, this session will offer an overview of admissions and highlight the key changes we have made in the last year. We’ll discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our outreach and admissions work and how we’re taking it into consideration going forward, including in the interview process. This session will include a live Q&A.

Please note: you must register for each session you wish to attend, individually, by selecting them on the booking form.

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College/department events

Most Colleges welcome teachers’ visits during open days or by appointment at other times. In addition, many Colleges have Schoolteacher Fellowships or vacation study-visit programmes for teachers. Some departments also organise events specifically for teachers during the year. Further information can be obtained directly from the individual Colleges or faculties/departments.

Continuing your professional development

The University offers a range of CPD opportunities for teachers and advisers.

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