Please note that multiple Colleges are involved in this programme and so you will see information about ClickCambridge on more than one College website. The information remains the same across the Colleges and refers to the same programme.
We are excited to announce the launch of ClickCambridge 2021/22! ClickCambridge is an online programme, run collaboratively by a group of Cambridge Colleges, which aims to equip students with the information and skills needed to apply to selective universities. The programme is for UK-domiciled Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Arab (BPA)/mixed BPA students who are in Year 12 (or equivalent, e.g. S5, Year 13 (NI)).
ClickCambridge 2021/22 will build on the success of last year’s pilot programme:
“The best part of ClickCambridge was the ongoing support that was available. It covered everything that I was worried about, especially supercurriculars and personal statements.”
“I was able to ask Cambridge students questions and they really debunked the myth that Cambridge is only for the elite.”
“Everyone was very nice and helpful, it felt like a mini community.”
This year’s programme contains a range of monthly sessions which will address various aspects of university applications and the student experience. There will also be opportunities to develop key study skills and extend subject-specific knowledge. Throughout the programme, both potential applicants and parents/guardians will have plenty of chances to ask questions. This year’s programme is still being developed, based on the feedback from last year’s students. For reference, the 2020-21 programme is below:
October Introduction to ClickCambridge and ‘Supercurriculars’
November Q&A with Current Cambridge Students
December/January Q&A Sessions for Parents
February Study Skills Session
March Subject Taster Sessions with Cambridge Academics
April Small Group Q&As with Current Cambridge Students
May Critical Engagement Scaffolding and Supercurricular Resources
June Personal Statement Workshop
We would like to support as many students as possible through the programme. However, if the programme is oversubscribed, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following criteria:
- Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care
- Are attending a UK state school
- Are eligible, or have been eligible within the past six years, for free school meals
- Are a refugee
- Have caring responsibilities for a family member
- Live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
- Have no parental history of higher education
- Have a disability
How do I register for a programme?
Students interested in joining the programme can register by filling in this webform by Friday 15th October 2021: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aNcN0N9hUJxLsa
How will the sessions work?
Sessions will be held over Zoom, through a mix of webinars and interactive events.
Sessions will take place on weekdays after school and they will be run several times so that as many people as possible can attend. Dates and further information will be made available once your place on the programme is confirmed.
Students are expected to attend as many sessions as possible throughout the year, and to watch recordings for any sessions they are not able to attend live.
For any queries about the programme, please contact Catherine Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.