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Visits to Cambridge

Visits to Cambridge

The best way to learn about life as a student in Cambridge is to come and visit us.

Magdalene frequently hosts visiting school groups, with priority going to schools in our Link areas of Merseyside, North Wales, and the Isle of Man. If you would like to request a visit to the College, please email Please note that the College does not host school groups during the exam periods in Easter Term (May-June).

Why make the journey?

A visit to Cambridge can be a very effective way of separating the myths from the reality and persuading students to consider applying here. A visit gives students the opportunity to look around a College and get a feel for the place, hear the facts about the application process from admissions staff and, most importantly, meet Cambridge students and chat informally about what it’s really like to study here.

What to expect from a visit.

Visits can be a general introduction to Cambridge or specific to a certain subject group if you wish. A typical visit includes:

  • A presentation by the Schools Liaison Officer, tailored to your group
  • Q&A with current students
  • Lunch (provided by the College)
  • A tour of Magdalene College
  • Time to explore the centre of town, visit a museum or another College, attend a university-organised event or any other activity of your choosing

Please contact the Schools Liaison Officer with questions and for more information on how to get the most out of your visit.

Accommodation and Transport.

As Magdalene is one of the smallest Cambridge Colleges, it is not usually possible to offer overnight accommodation to school groups, except for Residentials and the University Open Days in July. Visitors are also expected to provide their own transport to Cambridge.