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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


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 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


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+ 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. Find out more


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