Student Outreach Initiatives
Like all Cambridge Colleges, Magdalene is committed to encouraging the brightest applicants to apply to study here, regardless of background.
Magdalene’s undergraduate students (known as the JCR) have played an active role in Access initiatives for many years. As you will see if you attend an Open Day and meet one of our keen student volunteers, everyone who studies here is keen to encourage prospective applicants to come to Magdalene.
Each year, Magdalene’s undergraduates elect a JCR Access Officer, who has responsibility for overseeing JCR involvement in Access event and activities. Our current Access Officer is Jools Pape who studied at Farnborough Sixth Form College before coming to Magdalene and is now in his third year reading Human, Social and Political Sciences. If you have any questions about student life at Magdalene, you can contact Jools by email.
The JCR Access Officer also co-ordinates our keen army of student volunteers for events such as our Open Days, as well as dedicated helpers during the December and January interview periods. Student helpers are always on hand at Magdalene during the interviews to provide practical help, tea and sympathy to applicants – it is extremely reassuring for applicants to meet people who have been through the process themselves only a year or two before.