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Insight Explore

At the University of Cambridge, we welcome applications from students of the highest intellectual potential, irrespective of social, racial, religious and financial considerations.

Insight Explore is an academic programme for students in Years 9-11 from Cambridgeshire, which aims to develop students’ interests and tackle the barriers that might be faced when applying to university. During the programme, students will be able to explore academic subjects that may not be taught in school and talk to current academic staff and student ambassadors about their subject choices. The programme also aims to alleviate worries regarding topics such as the admissions process and student finance. Whilst on the programme, participants will complete academic work and receive feedback from current university staff and students.

As part of the programme, participants will come to Cambridge several times each year to attend a combination of compulsory and optional events which are designed to help students to develop skills and their understanding of university life and the future options that are available to them. These events will take place either at the weekend or during the school holidays. The programme will not interfere with school work.

To find out more about Insight Explore, please request a programme guide by contacting the Insight Explore Team.

Eligibility Criteria

We are currently welcoming applications from students who are in Year 9 and attending selected schools in Cambridgeshire. Applications will be open until 2 March 2019 and if successful, you will be invited to attend our launch event on Saturday 23 March 2019.

Students must be on track to achieve five 5-9 grades at GCSE and meet one of the priority criteria below:

  • Have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years
  • Have been in Local Authority Care
  • Have no parental history of Higher Education
  • Have completed the Insight Discover Programme
  • Come from an area where students do not typically go to university (you can check this using our PDF icon postcode checker).

We are currently accepting applications from students who attend the schools below. Apply to join the programme >>

  • City of Peterborough Academy
  • Coleridge Community College
  • Hampton College
  • Jack Hunt School
  • Ken Stimpson Community College
  • Nene Park Academy
  • Netherhall School
  • North Cambridge Academy
  • Ormiston Bushfield Academy
  • Queen Katherine Academy
  • Sir Harry Smith Community College
  • Stanground Academy
  • St John Fisher Catholic High School
  • Thomas Deacon Academy

If you're a student, supporter or teacher who would like more information about Insight Explore, please contact the team.

Contact Insight Explore

Insight Explore Team
T 01223 764025
E insight@admin.cam.ac.uk

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