Every year, 200,000 young people participate in access initiatives run by the University and the Colleges. This programme includes a wide range of opportunities specifically designed to inspire young women and to foster greater participation in certain areas of Higher Education and work.
“It’s a proper brain workout,” said one of the thirty-seven physics teachers enjoying three days of subject workshops, practical experiments and teaching observations.
Teachers and HE advisers from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough stepped into the role of Admissions Tutor last week, reviewing real, anonymised, Cambridge application forms. Faced with three high-achieving students, they were asked: what would you decide?
Forty students from Cornwall, Devon and Dorset have been enjoying a taste of Cambridge life thanks to Downing College’s 15th Annual South West Open Day.
The University of Cambridge Secondary PGCE Class of 2014 enjoyed a special briefing session this week on how to support their pupils to aim high in their university ambitions, delivered by Jacqui Howard, Schools Liaison Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Education.
“There are many outstanding students in Wales and this report has shown that, if they are to reach Cambridge and Oxford in greater number, we must collectively ensure that they are appropriately encouraged, supported and most of all stretched in the sixth form,” said Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, welcoming the Final Report of the Oxbridge Ambassador for Wales.