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Visits to schools

Visits to Schools

Our Schools Liaison Officer frequently visits maintained schools in our Link Areas of Merseyside, North Wales, and the Isle of Man, and our link schools in Cambridgeshire to run talks and workshops for Y10-13 students.

If you teach at a school in one of these areas and would like a visit from the Schools Liaison Officer, please email Please note that in order to make the most of the journey away the Schools Liaison Officer will try to group visits over the period of a week or a few days. While they will do their best to accommodate you on your requested date, it is appreciated if you can be flexible.

If you work in another area of the country and would like a Cambridge representative to visit you, please contact your link area college in the first instance, as they will already be arranging visits in your region. Your link area college can be found here.

What to expect from a visit

Most visits last from 45 minutes to 2 hours and can be tailored to the needs of your group. The Schools Liaison Officer can offer presentations and workshops on suitable post-16 subject choices, universities in general, an introduction to Cambridge and Oxford, and detailed Cambridge application guidance, including interactive workshops on personal statements and interviews.

If you would like a talk for more than one year group, then we would recommend separate talks for Y10/11, Y12 and Y13. These can be organised back-to-back on the same day if you wish.

'Hub' Events

In order to make contact with as many school groups as possible, the Schools Liaison Officer will often run a series of 'hub' events. This means that a small number of schools act as venues and nearby schools are invited to attend. Depending on the nature of the event, these usually require schools to select a limited number of their most likely candidates so that the events do not become over-subscribed.


The Schools Liaison Officer will usually require a room with a projector and screen. Please ensure that the room provided is large enough to safely accommodate the number of people attending.