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Undergraduate Study


The University and its Colleges are committed to widening participation to higher education. Hundreds of outreach initiatives and events are run each year both in Cambridge and in schools and colleges across the UK.

Access and Participation Plans

Each year, the University of Cambridge sets out how it intends to attract and support students in applying to and studying at the University of Cambridge.
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Outreach Projects


The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) delivers activities across East Anglia to help students in Years 9-13, with little or no experience of university, to explore the world of higher education.
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(Pre-16 Team Projects)


An academic programme which aims to develop participants interests and tackle the barriers many students face when applying to university.
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The Realise project's aim is to encourage more young people in care to consider higher education. We run a large number of events ranging from science days to theatre days to give a taste of life as a student at Cambridge.
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(Post-16 Team Projects)


HE+ is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge its Colleges and state schools and colleges across the UK. The University and schools in 14 regions collaborate to form regional consortia to engage student, including academic extension classes, subject masterclasses, information and guidance session, and visits to the University.
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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools in the UK. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 26 subjects and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge.
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Experience Cambridge

Experience Cambridge gives participants an insight into teaching and study at the University, and the opportunity to explore their preferred subject area in further detail. The initiative involves one day-long visit to the University and covers subject sessions and Cambridge Admissions guidance. 
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Contact Us

Widening Participation Team
T 01223 766460

Cambridge Open Days 2020


Cambridge Open Days will take place on 2 & 3 July 2020.