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A Warm Welcome For All

At Corpus we welcome applications from students from any geographical area and any educational and social background.

As part of our commitment to widening participation at Cambridge, we work with state schools and colleges across the UK. Our Admissions Tutor, Dr Michael Sutherland, and Outreach Coordinator, James, visit schools throughout out the country across the whole academic year. 

We always try to satisfy requests for individual and small group visits to the College and can usually provide overnight accommodation out of term-time. We know how helpful it is for prospective students to talk to current Corpus undergraduates about their experiences so we arrange for them to meet during every school visit.

A word from James, our Outreach Coordinator

I have worked in the education sector for over 10 years, most recently as an Oxbridge Academic Tutor at a maintained school. As Outreach Coordinator, I want to ensure that we place schools and teachers at the heart of our access and outreach strategy. As such, I'm always keen to develop existing relationships between schools and Corpus, as well as forge new links with institutions that have had little to no contact with any Cambridge college.   

James Davies-Warner in Ireland

I can deliver a a range of workshops and presentations which are focused on how to navigate the Oxbridge admissions process and how to make a competitive application. In addition, I am responsible for organising our stand alone widening-participation initiatives such as the Pelican Programmes (super-curricular study groups in the Arts & Humanities), the Corpus Junior Research Prize, and CLASS (the Corpus Link Area Summer School), which are tailored to help develop academic skills and interests that are the backbone of any student's application to Cambridge. 

The Corpus Admissions Team is looking to move beyond the simple provision of 'information and guidance' sessions (IAG) about Cambridge, and instead move towards a more nuanced and targeted approach to find those students who would benefit most from our support when it comes to applying to Cambridge, and then, crucially, develop programmes that can help them reach their true academic potential.

The University of Cambridge Area Links Scheme

Under this scheme, the official link areas for Corpus Christi College are Northern Ireland, the City of London and the London Borough of Islington. We also share the link areas of West Berkshire and Wokingham with Trinity College. If your school or college is in any of these areas (or even if it’s not) and you’d like to hear more about the activities and events we offer, please contact James (contact details below).

Any questions?

Contact me at:

aoc@corpus.cam.ac.uk | 01223 764005 | Facebook | Twitter

To book a school talk, please fill out the form linked below (please note that schools without a tradition of sending students to Oxbridge will be prioritised):

School Booking Form

I first came to Corpus because of an access event I attended here when I was in Year 9, my school was invited to Corpus to get a feel for Cambridge and university life. I had my heart finally set on Corpus once I attended an open day in Year 12 and got a detailed look at what medicine here was actually going to be like. The central location and the intimacy of the College community is great for meeting people and getting to grips with a daunting environment. The buildings are beautiful and the people are fantastically friendly.

Munaib Chowdhury