Year 12 Opportunities For Prospective Applicants

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Year 12 Opportunities for Prospective ApplicantsThanks to the outreach work of universities and colleges, professional bodies and wideningparticipation charities, there now exist a wide range of opportunities for UK maintained-sectorstudents to explore Higher Education in the years before they come to apply. While many providersoffer opportunities for KS4 pupils, or even younger year groups, most of these initiatives aretargeted at Year 12 students and are specifically intended to encourage those students to study aparticular subject at university or to apply to particular institutions, or to help them to understandwhat they need to do at university if they wish to pursue a particular career and how they can getthere. Alongside other enrichment activities, such as wider reading, these can provide a valuableway to engage in supra-curricular exploration of students’ academic interests and to explore theoptions available to them at university.Cambridge, like many other top universities, does not expect its applicants to have engaged in any ofthese programmes because it does not judge applicants on the opportunities they have had accessto during their education. However, we receive many emails from students and teachers askingwhether opportunities such as these exist, so we have compiled this resource sheet to help studentsfind the initiatives that are available to them, should they wish to take advantage of them duringYear 12. It is our hope that this document will enable more students to participate in these initiativesif they wish to. Such opportunities may then provide students with additional experiences to discussin their personal statements, or to put on their CVs in the future, but that is a secondary aim. Mostimportantly, students should enjoy these experiences: rather that feeling pressured to do somethingjust because it might look ‘impressive’, they should use it as an opportunity to develop their ownacademic interests.It should be pointed out that, in addition to those listed below, there exist many other events andprogrammes that are run by companies who charge participants substantial fees to attend. TheUniversity of Cambridge would not recommend that students pay to attend such courses orpurchase support resources, but that they explore instead the wide variety of events, programmesand activities that are freely available through charitable widening participation initiatives.In the final section of this document students can also find advice and guidance to help themapproach providers about work experience and other opportunities. This section has been compiledin collaboration with the University Careers Service, based on their advice to graduates of theuniversity. It is hoped that students will find this section useful in supporting them to carry out theirown independent research into the opportunities available to them.Disclaimer: the selection of WP events, programmes, initiatives and support resources listed belowhave been gathered from university and departmental websites, as well as the websites of charities,agencies and professional bodies and other online resources. It is not expected that applicants toCambridge will have participated in any of them and you are never expected to pay for anything.Their purpose is not to prepare students to apply to university and students will not be at adisadvantage when applying to Cambridge if they have not succeeded in obtaining a place on any ofthese programmes. Many have strict eligibility criteria in accordance with the aim to widenparticipation in Higher Education, so it may well be that you are not eligible for some of them.Unless otherwise stated, the initiatives and resources are not endorsed by the University ofCambridge or Christ’s College, which have no formal connection with them.Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU Tel: 44 (0)1223 334900 Fax: 44 (0)1223 334973Email: tered Charity Number: 1137540

Summer Schools and Residential ProgrammesCambridge University Sutton Trust Summer School:A programme of free, week-long, subject-specific residentials at the University of Cambridge for Year12 students studying at a UK state school. Held annually in August, they offer over twenty hours ofteaching from a world expert in one of twenty-six different subject groups. These provide a realsense of what it is like to study at Cambridge and also offer a taste of student life at the university,with activities like a chauffeured punt tour down the River Cam and a ‘Formal Hall’ celebratorydinner on the final night. Applications take place every year in events/summer-schoolsSeveral other universities also offer Sutton Trust Summer Schools. You can find out more ge College Summer Schools and Residentials:All Cambridge Colleges host their own annual calendar of residential events and summer schools.Most are aimed at students in Year 12, but some are for Year 11s and younger students. You canfind out more on individual College websites. For example, Christ’s College’s events are listed cessYou can find listings of all events run by the University of Cambridge and its Colleges nts-listingUNIQ Summer Schools:Oxford University’s equivalent of the Sutton Trust residential programme, held in Oxford every yearin July and August for Year 12 state school pupils. Like the Sutton Trust it is free to attend and offersa programme of subject-specific teaching from academics at the university and social activities.Applications open every year in December. Summer Schools:There may also be options provided by universities and schools near to you. Contact your localuniversities or independent schools and ask them whether they host ‘widening participation’ or‘outreach and access to higher education’ residential events. This category of events is usually freeto attend, as opposed to expensive commercial summer schools, but may have certain eligibilitycriteria. For example, if you live in London, you might want to investigate the following options: King’s College London, K programme: Imperial College London, Summer Schools: on-campus-activities/summerschools/ University College London, Summer Schools: participation/activities/summer-schools Harrow School ‘Lumina’ Oxbridge Application Course: examples around the country include: University of Bath – Summer our-year-12-summer-schools/ University of Birmingham – Access to Birmingham t’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU Tel: 44 (0)1223 334900 Fax: 44 (0)1223 334973Email: tered Charity Number: 1137540

University of Bristol – Access to t-16/access/University of Nottingham – Nottingham Potential Summer versity of York – York Experience Summer School post-16/summer-school/University of Warwick – Experience offer/summer-schools/Wherever you live, there will almost certainly be something like this being provided locally. Ask yourUCAS/Sixth Form team at your school about what students have done in the past, email your nearestuniversities early in Year 12 and check their websites to find out.Subject-Specific Initiatives – GeneralUniversity of Cambridge Subject Masterclasses:Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduatestudy and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. They are aimed at Year 12 students whointend to apply to highly selective universities and cover a wide range of subjects. You can findinformation about upcoming masterclasses and book places nts/masterclassesMany of the university’s departments and faculties also hold similar subject-specific events.Remember to check the general listing page for future vents-listingCambridge College Subject ‘Taster Days’:Many Cambridge Colleges run subject-specific ‘taster days’ throughout the year. These are usuallyfree to attend, but may have eligibility criteria. In the first instance, it is worth checking whichCollege is your region’s Link College and emailing them or checking their website. You can do thishere: /area-linksSutton Trust ‘Pathways to Professions’ Programmes:In addition to their residentials, the Sutton Trust also runs a series of pathways programmes relatedto particular careers and their associated university degree subjects. These free programmes includesubject-specific lectures and workshops, work experience, mentoring from a current student in arelated discipline and UCAS application support. As of 2018, programmes exist for the followingsubjects/careers: Banking and Finance Coding/Computer Science Law Medicine STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)You can find out more here: University ‘Taster Days’:As is the case for summer schools, many universities run ‘taster days’ and other subject-specificevents for students from state schools in their local area. Check out the Widening Participationsections of local universities’ websites and email their outreach teams to ask about events takingplace near to you.Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU Tel: 44 (0)1223 334900 Fax: 44 (0)1223 334973Email: tered Charity Number: 1137540

Subject-Specific Initiatives – SciencesIn addition to the wide range of ‘taster days’ and other events available for many subjects, there arealso a number of science-specific options.In2science:In2science provide a programme for gifted Year 12 pupils. Pupils considering studying science,technology, engineering or maths (STEM) at university attend skills days and workshops and receiveadvice on UCAS applications. The highlight of the programme is a two-week placement in a realresearch lab over the summer, where pupils work alongside practicing scientists to gain insight intoscientific research. The application deadline is usually in March. You can find out more and check ifyou are eligible here: Trust Research Placements:Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,100 students each year with the opportunity to workalongside professional scientists for 4-6 weeks during the summer holidays. You work with thescientist on a research project, carrying out real research and seeing what it is like to have a career inthis field. At the end of the project you write a report, receive a certificate and have the chance toenter your project for a British Science Association Gold CREST Award, which could lead to youattending national and international science fairs with your work! Go rch-placements for more information. Thedeadline for applications varies depending upon which local scheme you enter, but is usuallybetween March and May.EDT STEM Placements:The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) provide a range of STEM enrichment activities for youngpeople, from four-day residentials to six-month projects for gap year students. See here for moreinformation: r-Specific Advice and GuidanceThe routes into certain subjects or careers can seem very complicated and confusing, especially ifyou don’t have anyone who can give you up-to-date, accurate advice. Thankfully, there are lots ofguides available online produced by educational charities and professional bodies to supportstudents who are interested in studying these subjects or pursuing these careers.Medicine and Related Subjects: British Medical Association (BMA) complete guide to becoming a ng-medicine/becoming-a-doctor Medical Schools Council (MSC) guide for edicine/applications ‘Step into the NHS’ website: St George’s University ‘A Taste of tm NHS Health Careers s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU Tel: 44 (0)1223 334900 Fax: 44 (0)1223 334973Email: tered Charity Number: 1137540

Veterinary Medicine: British Veterinary Association guide to becoming a /careers/becoming-a-vet/ Royal College ‘Veterinary Science for all Walks of Life’ careers information lications/walks-of-life/ Association of Veterinary Students ‘Getting into Vet School’ et-school/Engineering: guides (highly recommended oosesubjects/ Tomorrow’s Engineers 947/te-booklet-web-from-idea-to-career.pdf Target Careers ‘How do I get into engineering?’ ngineering/86-how-do-i-get-into-engineeringLaw: McBrides Guides website:https://mcbride

Year 12 Opportunities for Prospective Applicants Thanks to the outreach work of universities and colleges, professional bodies and widening participation charities, there now exist a wide range of opportunities for UK maintained-sector students to explore Higher Education in the years before they come to apply. While many providers offer opportunities for KS4 pupils, or even younger year .

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