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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 - Webinar Series 2020

We are delighted to announce our webinar series to support Teachers and Advisers in their roles as they help prepare their students for applications to Cambridge. We will be running four sessions throughout the first two weeks in July 2020. Please find more details about each session below and follow the links to register your attendance.

Please note: you must register for each session you wish to attend individually, it is not possible to register for all sessions using only one of the links.

Session 1: Cambridge admissions welcome and what next?
Monday 6 July, 10:30-11:30

This session will offer teachers and advisers an overview of admissions at the University of Cambridge and any changes we have made in the last year. We will also discuss the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our outreach work and admissions processes. Register >>

Session 2: Supporting students to apply to Cambridge
Wednesday 8 July, 10:30-11:30

This session will offer teachers and advisers advice surrounding personal statements, 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. Register >>

Session 3: Demystifying the interview process with live Q&A
Monday 13 July, 10:30-11:30

This session will offer teachers and advisers an insight into interview structures and styles across the three broad subject streams; STEM, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. We will cover information about what your students can expect on the day and how you can support them to prepare, the presentations by our academic contributors will be followed by a live Q&A. Register >>

Session 4: My experiences of Cambridge and the application process - Student Panel
Wednesday 15 July, 10:30-11:30

This session will offer teachers and advisers the chance to hear from current students about their experiences of Cambridge and the application process. The session will take the form of a student panel where panellists share their perspectives on what support they received from their schools which they found beneficial and also consider what they wish they had known. There will be the opportunity for attendees to ask our panellist questions. Register >>

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.

Regional Teachers Conferences

Some Colleges run conferences for teachers in different regions of the UK. Details regarding upcoming events can be found on the Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network website.

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