The Gateway Programme, unique to Murray Edwards College, has been designed with the help of professional advisers, College academics and current students (pdf leaflet: Gateway leaflet_Issue 3 April 2012). The programme includes various elements:
Gateway Academic Development Programme (ADP)
- Empowering students for success at Cambridge and beyond.
The Academic Development Programme is an innovative, interdisciplinary programme which includes sessions on: making the transition to university studies; managing your time; making the most of supervisions; aiming high and pursuing academic excellence; thinking about careers; dissertations; revising effectively and exam preparation.
Current students: go to https://camtools.cam.ac.uk/ for more details and to sign up.
Gateway to Careers
- Engaging students in exciting professional opportunities
Students are encouraged to begin thinking about career development and employability early. Careers sessions, complementing the resources provided by the University Careers Service, are run by an alumna of the College who is a professional careers consultant.
Spanning all three years at Cambridge, the careers sessions help students to evaluate their own strengths and ambitions, build awareness of a range of careers, and give practical advice on researching possible careers, making the most of summer jobs, presenting oneself, and writing a CV.
'Gateway made the difference between just getting a standard job when graduating and launching an exciting, ambitious and focused career' - Catherine Hall (2008), McKinsey & Company
As part of the careers element of the Gateway Programme, in 2012 the College launched an Internship Initiative. Following the success of the pilot scheme, with 23 students successfully securing placements in a range of industries and sectors, we expect to expand the Internship Initiative in 2013.
Current students - email the Gateway Administrator (email@example.com) for more information.
Employing organisations - if you are interested in the Initiative and would like to offer an internship or work placement, see Murray Edwards College Internship Initiative_v2 (pdf leaflet) for more information or contact the Gateway Administrator on the address above.
Gateway Challenges Funding
- Inspiring students through bold new experiences
The Gateway Programme is designed to encourage ambition, challenge and excellence. Experiences have an important contribution to make but finance is often a constraint. This funding is intended for students who have earned credits by participating in the ADP and who want to build their skills and experiences further. The funding may be used towards a wide range of activities including living costs while on an unpaid work placement, towards support for enterprising travel experience, or other enterprising activities.
Information about applying is circulated in Lent term and the deadline for applications each year is 1 May.
Gateway Gap Year Scholarships
- Enhancing opportunities for entry to Cambridge University
A small group of students with clear academic potential have received funding towards their gap year experiences. Click here for details and how to apply.
MEC Gateway Programme - for women who expect to lead the way
Last updated by act46 September 2012