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Book a visit to St Catharine's

Are you or your students interested in coming to see St Catharine’s? The College offers the chance for schools to bring groups of students for visit days to the college and give priority to schools in our link areas of North Yorkshire, Rutland, and Suffolk. You can read more about the University's Area Links Scheme and find your school's link College here.

The information and experience we offer your students depends on the age group:

  • For younger students, we offer a chance to have a general overview of how Cambridge works, lunch in the college, a tour of the college given by an undergraduate student, and the afternoon activity such as a visit to one of the local University museums or a visit to another college. The main purpose of these days is to raise student aspirations, give them a sense of familiarity with Cambridge, bust a few of the common myths surrounding Cambridge, and also get them thinking about their post 16 subject choices.
  • For students in year 12, the day is more focused around useful information for applying to Cambridge and other top competitive universities. Our presentations will give guidance on applications and the Oxbridge interview process. We also include a tour of College, lunch, and the opportunity to speak to current undergraduates.

Our visit days generally start around 10.30 am, and we aim to finish around 3pm, giving you time to get home with your students, or spend the afternoon exploring the city. Timings can be discussed with Kathryn, our Schools Liaison Officer, when she plans your visit.

To check availability for a visit to St Catharine's, please complete the webform below. We will then be in touch with more information, including, if appropriate, a suggested date and time for your requested visit. Please note that filling in the form does not equate to a booking but is a handy way of beginning the planning process. You can also email our SLO, Kathryn, directly at slo@caths.cam.ac.uk.

You can also arrange to come for a half-day visit with your school. These visits are an abbreviated version of our full day visits, and will include an age appropriate presentation, a tour and lunch in the college. We can arrange for shorter visits at any point in the year, except during the interview period (December) and the College’s 'quiet period' during the Cambridge University exams (mid-April to mid-June). During these times, Kathryn, our Schools Liaison Officer, is available to visit your school for workshops and presentations (see below for more details). Please note, visits to the College or to your school will be limited in November due to admissions. 

All Year 12 (and equivalent) are welcome to attend the College’s open days and subject taster days.

As a general rule of thumb, 40 is the maximum we can cater for on any given day.
We have some standard presentations, but we will happily customise our days to offer personalised help to your school.

Contact details

Schools Liaison Officer
01223 338356
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