Through the University’s Area Links Scheme Emmanuel College is primarily linked with schools in the Local Authority Areas of Sheffield, Essex, Thurrock, and Southend-on-Sea. We concentrate our access work in these areas but we are also open to working with schools from other regions.

School groups are welcome to visit Emmanuel College. The content of visits will vary depending on the age group attending and the purpose of the day, but typically include a presentation from our Schools Liaison Officer, a tour of the College, lunch in our Hall and an afternoon session tailored to the group (we offer various workshops and taster sessions as well as the chance to see another Cambridge College or to visit a museum or department within the University*). We currently offer these visits to students in Years 7 - 12, or equivalent, and we ask that the majority of each group visiting us meet our Widening Participation (WP) criteria.

Our WP criteria include but are not limited to: those in care or who are care leavers, those eligible for free school meals (or who have been eligible in the last six years), those who live in areas with low levels of progression to HE as determined by home postcode, Black and Minority Ethnic students, estranged students, young carers, and those who would be the first generation of their family to progress to higher education. This list is not exhaustive so, if you have a student who you believe meets WP criteria not listed above, please feel free to get in touch using the email address provided below.

*Please note that external activities such as taster sessions and museum visits will be dependent on availability.

Our Schools Liaison Officer, Elle McCluskey, is also available to make external visits to state schools; primarily those within our link areas. This includes HE/Careers Fairs, Oxbridge events, Cambridge-specific sessions (including information on our admissions process) and more general HE-based presentations.

If you would like to discuss how we can work with your school then please email our Schools Liaison Officer at the address provided below. Elle also has some scope to work with groups who meet our WP criteria but who are not attached to a school (e.g. council youth teams, certain charities/groups).

The University also puts on a range of events for teachers,tutors and HE advisors each year.