This summer more than 500 teenagers from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds will have stayed at the University of Cambridge to learn more about what it’s like to study at one of its 31 Colleges. They’ll come from all corners of the UK, keen to find ways of achieving their dream of becoming an undergraduate at one of the world’s leading academic institutions.
State school teachers and HE advisers are invited to book their places at the 2013 Teachers’ Conference, hosted by the Colleges of the University of Cambridge.
The number of places available on the Sutton Trust Summer Schools at Cambridge in 2010 has almost doubled, giving more year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools or colleges the opportunity to spend a week living and studying as a first-year undergraduate might at Cambridge.
Each year hundreds of sixth formers from schools and colleges up and down the country benefit from residential Summer Schools run by the Sutton Trust, an educational charity dedicated to raising aspirations among less privileged groups. As the deadline for this year’s applications approaches, we caught up with two Cambridge students whose lives were changed by taking part in the Summer School and who formed a lasting friendship as a result.