Gateway Academic Development Programme
The Murray Edwards Academic Development Programme is an innovative interdisciplinary programme for undergraduate students at MEC. It forms part of the Gateway Programme, a suite of opportunities designed to support students from sixth form through to careers.
The programme enables students to make the most of their talents and opportunities, both at Cambridge and afterwards, through focusing on the following key areas:
Complementing the specialist subject support available through Directors of Studies and Departments, these workshops cover essential academic techniques and concepts with student advisers available to give subject-specific advice from their first-hand experience.
'It was particularly helpful to have a second year student to give us subject-specific advice' - First year Arts student
Communication/personal skills development
These workshops respond to issues that are frequently raised by students. They cover topics such as managing time and addressing exam stress.
These popular workshops enable students to
- explore their values and aspirations
- expand their career options
- network with established professional alumnae
In 2012 the College also launched an Internship Initiative.
Gateway Challenges Funding
Students who have participated in the programme gain credits towards Gateway Challenges Funding. Students can apply to use this funding towards work placements, enterprising travel or other challenging projects and activities.
Find out more from our leaflet (Gateway leaflet_Issue 3 April 2012) or contact the Gateway Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). New students will be introduced to the Gateway Programme in the Introductory Week.
Last updated by act46 Sept 2012