Seminars for teachers and HE advisers

      We would like to invite teachers in the North West of England to free half-day seminars in Manchester and Preston designed to explain the Cambridge admissions process.

      The seminars, which are run jointly by Murray Edwards, Sidney Sussex and St John’s Colleges for schools in their linked areas, will take place in early October 2012. The dates are:

        • Tuesday 2nd October: Xaverian College, Manchester
        • Thursday 4th October: Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College, Preston

          Each seminar will run from 1 to 4.45pm. The afternoon will start with lunch, followed by a brief introduction to teaching and learning at Cambridge. The main focus of the afternoon will be a detailed introduction to our admissions process, with a focus on identifying potential candidates and supporting them through the application process. We hope that the seminars will be of interest to teachers with little experience of supporting Cambridge applicants, and particularly beneficial for those with students considering an application in this admissions round. In the final session of the afternoon, we will consider how to support the most able students from an early stage in their school careers, including resources and advice available from the university.

          For more information and booking, please view the attachments on the right.

          Under the University of Cambridge's Area Links Scheme each College works to develop relationships with schools and colleges in particular parts of the country. For more information about the scheme please visit the Cambridge admissions website.

          If you are not able to attend the sessions but would like to find out more about Sidney Sussex please get in touch with our Admissions and Schools Liaison Officer.

          For further information please contact the Admissions Director, Dr Kirsten Dickers (admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk)