Admissions Assessment Sessions
Several universities across the UK require students to take admissions assessments as part of their application. In these sessions, we will introduce attendees to the assessments, hear from current students, and discuss how to prepare over the summer.
Tess Leyland (Schools Liaison Officer, Magdalene College), Anna McMurtrie (Access and Outreach Coordinator, St Peter’s College) and Dr Matthew Williams (Access and Career Development Fellow, Jesus College) will be delivering sessions with Oxbridge academics, staff and students.
We will be running 6 sessions throughout June and July. All sessions will run from 5 – 6pm:
- BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) – 1 June
- English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) – 8 June
- Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) – 15 June
- Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) – 22 June
- Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT) – 24 June
- Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) – 6 July
Please note, different universities require different admissions assessments. Some of these assessments are required by just the University of Cambridge (e.g. the NSAA), some by just the University of Oxford (e.g. the LNAT, MLAT), some by both. Always check the course website for the most up to date information on admissions requirements.
These sessions are aimed at Year 12 students (or equivalent) attending state schools in the UK, but may be useful for teachers and parents/guardians who are supporting an application.
The sessions will take place on either Zoom Webinar or Teams Live. These events are free, but registration is required. Please register at least 48 hours before the event is due to start.
Students from our ‘Link Areas’ will have priority, but we anticipate that there will be plenty of space for students from across the UK. The Links Areas of Magdalene, St Peter’s and Jesus are:
- Enfield (St Peter’s)
- Isle of Man (St Peter’s)
- Wales (Jesus & Magdalene)
- Merseyside (St Peter’s & Magdalene)
- Waltham Forest (St Peter’s)
Places will be offered out following the deadline to apply, so please save the date, check your junk mail, and look out for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest.Register here >>
The Application Support Series 2021
Magdalene College is delighted to be running a series of free online events in 2021 for Year 12 students in state schools across the UK. These sessions are designed to support students in making a competitive application to university, with sessions ranging from picking a course to interview support.
The support and advice will be relevant to students applying to academically competitive universities across the UK, including, but not limited to, the University of Cambridge.
Tess Leyland, Schools Liaison Officer, will be the delivering the sessions alongside members of the Admissions Team and current students. These sessions aim to:
- Introduce students to applying to university and the quirks of the University of Cambridge.
- Give in-depth guidance on the Cambridge admissions process, and provide students with the knowledge and tools to support their applications to competitive courses across the UK.
- Develop students study skills ahead of their final year, and to prepare them for learning at university.
Attendees will need to register for each event individually. Registering for one event does not mean a student will be registered for the rest of the programme, registration links will be uploaded to the home page on a rolling basis.
Area Links Scheme Explained
The University of Cambridge assigns each Cambridge College one or more geographic areas through its Area Links Scheme, Magdalene’s assigned Link Areas are Merseyside, North Wales and Ceredigion.
The Scheme enables the University of Cambridge to build effective, coherent relationships with schools and colleges across the UK and gives schools and colleges a direct way of staying in touch with the University via specific contact points, while helping each College to better understand specific regions and their unique local educational environments.