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Webinar Schedule

Sessions delivered on more than one date will be identical in content, so there is no need to attend more than one. 

The post-16 subject choices that students make can have a major impact on their course and university options. Selective universities such as the University of Cambridge often require applicants to have qualifications in certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students more effectively for degree courses. In these talk, we will discuss how to choose appropriate A-Level subjects for selective universities.

Dates: Monday 24th January 2022, 5pm-6:30pm and Wednesday 26th January 2022, 5pm-6:30pm

Aimed at: Year 11 (or equivalent) students

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In this session, we will provide a broad overview of Cambridge University and the Admissions Process, discussing what makes Cambridge different from other universities, what life as a Cambridge student is like, and what steps are involved in the application process. We hope to be able to debunk some of the myths you might have heard about Cambridge!

Dates: Monday 10th January 2022, 6:30pm-8pm

Aimed at: Year 11 and Year 12 (or equivalent) students

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As of October 2021, Lucy Cavendish admits students of all genders and ages, with a mission to support, provide opportunities to and unlock the potential of students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds. In this session, we will introduce students to Lucy Cavendish College, giving you an opportunity to hear from our students and staff about what makes Lucy Cavendish special, and be taken on a virtual tour around our campus. 

Dates: Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th February 2022, 5pm-6:30pm

Aimed at: All prospective students to Lucy Cavendish College

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The University of Cambridge and other top universities look for students who have gone above and beyond their school studies to explore their chosen subject. Such exploration is therefore essential for making a competitive application to Cambridge. In this interactive session, we will look at what supracurricular exploration is, how it fits in with the context of university applications, and how you can get started exploring your subject.

Dates: Monday 28th February, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time) and Wednesday 2nd March, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

Aimed at: Year 11 and Year 12 (S4, S5 – Scotland/Y12, Y13 – N.I./equivalent) students

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Course choice is the most important decision in your university application. Top universities are looking for students with an genuine and informed interest in the course they are applying for so, to make a competitive application, it is crucial to do your research. Whether you already know what you want to study or you have no idea, this workshop will provide guidance on every step of the process, including guidance on how to identify courses which interests you, information on the broad range of courses available at Cambridge, and how to compare courses at different universities.

Dates: Monday 14th March, 5pm-6:30pm; Monday 4th April, 5pm-6:30pm and Wednesday 6th April, 5pm-6:30pm

Aimed at: Year 11 and 12 (S4, S5 – Scotland/Y12, Y13 – N.I./equivalent) students 

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From personal statements and predicted grades to admissions assessments and interviews, there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to Cambridge. In this session, we will bust some of the myths that and provide accurate and up-to-date advice on making a competitive application to Cambridge and other highly selective universities.

Dates: Monday 9th May, 5pm-6:30pm and Wednesday 11th May, 5pm-6:30pm

Aimed at: Year 12 (S5 – Scotland/Y13 – N.I./equivalent) students who are considering applying to Cambridge and highly selective universities. Year 11 (S4 – Scotland/Y12 – N.I./equivalent) students are also welcome to attend.

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In this session, we will look in-depth at what makes competitive personal statements, how to link together your supracurricular activities into a coherent and engaging statement, and how to demonstrate the key qualities which we are looking for.

Dates: Monday 8th August, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time); Wednesday 10th August, 10am-11:30am (UK time)

Location: Zoom (joining details will be sent to all those who register below)

Aimed at: Year 12 (S5 – Scotland/Y13 – N.I./equivalent) students

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Admissions assessments can be intimidating, but we hope this talk can help you feel more prepared and confident for your admissions assessment. We will cover what admissions assessments are looking for, detailed guidance on how to prepare and their role in our admissions process. 

Dates: Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th October 2021

Aimed at: Year 13 (or equivalent) students

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the interview format, what interviewers are looking for and how to prepare for your Cambridge interview. We will work through some sample questions together to practice the key skills involved in the interview. 

Dates: Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Wednesday 24th and Monday 29th November 2021

Aimed at: Current applicants to Cambridge

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