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    Events at Murray Edwards College

    We hold a range of events for school students throughout the year. Some of these events are subject specific, while others are designed to offer a more general insight into College life and studying at Cambridge.

    College Open Days

    Primarily for high achieving young women in Year 12.

    • Talk with academic Fellows and current students
    • Find out about the application process
    • Take a College tour
    • Get a feel for what life is like as a Cambridge student
     

    Subject taster days

     

    For young women in Year 12 who would like to find out more about what it is like to study a particular subject at Cambridge University.

     
    Low Participation Neighbourhood Summer School

    This summer school is designed to encourage academically able students – from areas of the country where students are less likely to enter higher education – to consider making applications to top universities, including Cambridge.

     

    Application Days

    For school students in Year 12 in Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Haringey who are seriously considering applications to Cambridge.

    • Find out about the application process
    • Participate in an interview workshop
    • Find out about extended reading
    • Talk with undergraduates about student life at Cambridge
    Wednesday 26 February and Friday 5 March 2020
    Aspiration Days

    For school students in Year 10 from Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Haringey who may aspire to university and who are beginning to consider the choices ahead.

    • Hear about post-GCSE opportunities and options including A Level choices
    • Take a College tour

     

    Wednesday 12 February and Friday 20 March 2020

    She Talks Science Conference

    A one-day conference for young women in Year 12 who are considering studying STEM subjects at a top universities.

    • Hear inspiring women talk about their careers in science
    • Take part in an academic seminar about a topical science issue
    • Find out about the Cambridge application process
     
    Pathways to Success conference

    An overnight event for high achieving young women in Year 12.

    • Hear about the different perceptions of what 'success' looks like in the world of work
    • Take part in an academic seminar in a subject of interest
    • Make sense of academic and career choices
     
     Science  Teachers' Conference

     

    A one-day conference for post-16 STEM teachers and leaders:

    • Engage with academics who are actively involved in science teaching and research at Cambridge University. 
    • Gain a more in-depth understanding of course structure, teaching methods and Admissions in science subjects.
    • Hear from current undergraduates about studying science at Cambridge
     
    She Talks Science STEP Summer School

    A two-night residential for young women in Year 12 who are intending to study maths at a top university.

    • Participate in workshops dealing with the type of maths found in STEP exams
    • Take part in lectures given by members of the University of Cambridge Maths Faculty
    • Hear about career opportunities available to maths graduates
    Monday 24-Wednesday 26 August
    Shadowing Scheme

    Run in conjunction with Cambridge University Students' Union. Please see their website for more details.

    • Shadow a current undergraduate
    • Get a feel for life as a Cambridge student
    January

     

    For information about any of the events listed above, please contact Hazel Collinson, our Senior Recruitment and Outreach Officer.

    In addition to these events, we would be delighted to accommodate visits from interested individuals (and supporters) across the year. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact our Schools Liaison Officer.