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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. Find out more

Outreach Projects

neaco

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. Find out more

(Pre-16 Team Projects)

Insight Discover

Insight Discover is a programme that students follow from Year 7 to Year 8, which aims to develop key academic skills to support them in their academic work. In addition, the programme introduces students to university and the options which are available to them in the future. Find out more

Insight Explore

Insight Explore is an academic programme which aims to develop participants interests and tackle the barriers many students face when applying to university. Find out more

Realise

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. Find out more

(Post-16 Team Projects)

HE+

HE+ is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge's Admissions Office and Colleges, and state schools/colleges across the UK. The University and schools in 20 regions collaborate to form regional consortia to support highly-able students from under-represented areas and backgrounds, and involves approximately 4,000 students in Year 12 each year. Find out more

Insight+

Insight + aims to support students making competitive applications to selective Higher Education Institutions by supporting students over 12 months from Easter in Year 12. Students receive additional subject specific teaching across five subject strands (English, Physics, Maths, Chemistry and History) which is delivered by experience teachers and departmental outreach practitioners. Find out more

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. Find out more

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.  Find out more

Safeguarding

Safeguarding policies and procedures relating to widening participation events and programmes run by the Cambridge Admissions Office. Find out more