Access and Outreach
The University of Cambridge and the individual Colleges run initiatives to assist students from schools without extensive experience of sending applicants to research-intensive universities like Cambridge.
Magdalene holds Open Days to help prospective applicants get a feel for studying at Cambridge. Open Days include a tour of the College, a chance to meet some of the Fellows and teaching staff, and the opportunity to talk to current undergraduates.
Under-Represented Ethnic Groups in Engineering Residential
Applications are open for our Engineering Residential. The residential is open to Year 12 students attending a state-maintained school in the UK or the Isle of Man, who self-identify as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group and are interested in studying Engineering at university.
Arts and Humanities Essay Competition
Magdalene College Arts and Humanities Essay Competition for students attending state-maintained schools in the UK, and who are in their penultimate year of education (Year 12 in England and Wales, S5 in Scotland, or Year 13 in Northern Ireland).
Magdalene College Residentials
Magdalene College residentials are a fantastic opportunity for students who would like to find out more about studying at university. We offer sessions with leading academics, workshops on making a competitive application, and the chance to explore Cambridge and sample life as a student.
Online events designed to support students in making a competitive application to university, with sessions ranging from choosing a course to interview support. The support and advice will be relevant to students applying to academically competitive universities across the UK.
University-wide Programmes are initiatives from the University of Cambridge to provide free complementary teaching and support to UK students at non-fee paying schools.
Visits to schools
Magdalene's Schools Liaison Officer visits maintained schools in our Link Areas of Merseyside, North Wales, and the Isle of Man to run talks and workshops for Y10-13 students. Teachers can find out here how to arrange a visit.
Visits to Cambridge
Magdalene frequently hosts visiting school groups, with priority going to schools in our Link Areas of Merseyside, North Wales, and the Isle of Man. Visits can be a general introduction to Cambridge or specific to a certain subject group.
Student Outreach Initiatives
Magdalene’s undergraduate students (known as the JCR) play an active role in Outreach initiatives. Everyone who studies here is keen to encourage prospective applicants to visit and apply to Magdalene.
Outreach Ambassador Scheme
The Magdalene College Outreach Ambassador Scheme seeks to provide primary and secondary school pupils with an insight into the courses they could study at university, by highlighting the experiences of current students. Outreach Ambassadors are encouraged to design and deliver sessions in schools...