Events and residentials

St Catharine's and the University run a number of annual events for pupils thinking about studying at Cambridge.

Cambridge Colleges Physics Experience

The Cambridge Colleges' Physics Experience (CCPE) is a one day event organised by the Cavendish Laboratory in collaboration with several Cambridge Colleges that has now been running for just over two years.

The one day programme consists of a morning spent at a Cambridge College with a tour of the college, information about studying at Cambridge and advice given on Higher Education and applying to Cambridge. This is followed by an afternoon at the Cavendish Laboratory where students take part in a practical session and are given presentations on curriculum physics as well as exciting research topics.

CCPE events have several aims which include increasing participation in physics and changing perceptions and stereotypes of Physics and Cambridge University. Students and teachers who attend the CCPE are asked to fill out a Pre- and Post-Questionnaire in order to assess the success of these aims.

CCPE events are thoroughly enjoyed by students and teachers alike. Schools from all over the country have made the trip to Cambridge to take part in the event.

The CCPE is open to students of various ages between years 9 and 12.

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