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Applications are now open for the Emmanuel College Link Area Programme 2024: Apply here!

This free programme will provide participants with insight into life as a Cambridge student, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to aspire to a university such as Cambridge.

Several online sessions will be run by the Emmanuel Outreach team and a group of dedicated undergraduate ambassadors studying a range of subjects at Cambridge.

Participants will be able to watch a range of exclusive lectures recorded by Emmanuel Fellows, and experience a Cambridge supervision with one of these academics. Following this online section of the programme, participants and one Parent/Guardian will be invited to a Celebration Day at Emmanuel College in March 2024.

To Apply:

Participants must be in Year 12 at a state school in one Emmanuel's Link Areas (Sheffield, Essex, Thurrock or Southend-on-Sea). Further eligibility criteria applies:

They must also meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are eligible for Free School Meals (or have been in the past six years), or Pupil Premium
  • Would be the first generation in their family to go to University
  • A young carer
  • A care leaver or care-experienced
  • An asylum seeker or refugee
  • Are from a home postcode in an area with relatively low participation in Higher Education (POLAR 4 Quintiles 1 or 2) or in an area with less advantaged socio-economic characteristics (IMD Quintiles 1 or 2).
  • Are estranged from close family members (e.g., parents/carers)
  • Have medical/health issues (including mental health), particularly those that have resulted in long or extended periods of absence (over 8 weeks) from school in the last 6 years.
  • From a racial or ethnic minority background that is under-represented at the University of Cambridge: Bangladeshi and Pakistani subgroups, all Black ethnicity subgroups, the Mixed White/Black subgroup, the Arab subgroup and the Irish Traveller/Gypsy subgroup.

Applications close at 12pm on Friday 5th January 2024. To apply: Link Area Programme Application Form 2024

If you would like to find out more about Emmanuel's Access & Outreach work, please email: outeach@emma.cam.ac.uk.