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Catz and Queens' BME Access Day

St Catharine's College and Queens' College are collaborating to host an event for Year 12 (or equivalent) students from Black and Minority Ethnic groups on Saturday 14th March 2020.


Please note that the deadline for applying to this event has now passed. If you are in Year 12 and would like to meet current students and Fellows at St Catharine's, please consider attending one of our College Open Days.

The BME Access Day is organised by the Schools Liaison Officers and undergraduate BME Officers of St Catharine's College (Catz) and Queens' College. The event will take place on Saturday 14th March 2020 and will offer school students the opportunity to find out more about life at a selective university, meet current Cambridge students, and experience academic taster sessions. 

Applications and Eligibility

Students can apply for a place using our online application form until Friday 14th February. This event is open to Black and Minority Ethnic students who are in Year 12 (or equivalent) at a UK state school. If we have more applications than places, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible for Free School Meals (or have been eligible for Free School Meals in the past) 
  • Live in an area with low rates of participation in Higher Education 
  • Live, or have lived, in local authority care
  • Live in a postcode in IMD Quintile 1 or 2 
  • Refugee 
  • Young carer
  • No parental history of Higher Education
  • From an ethnic group currently underrepresented at Cambridge


This event (including lunch and activities) is completely free of charge. Students will have to organise their own transport to and from Cambridge. Some travel bursaries will be available and students who have financial concerns can contact Kathryn ( or Maria ( for more information.


The Schools Liaison Officers at the two Colleges are happy to answer any questions about this event:

Contact details

Schools Liaison Officer
01223 338356
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