Applications for The Homerton College Higher Education Access Course are NOW OPEN.
As part of our commitment to diversity, we held a pilot of our Homerton Access Course in 2020, with over 250 prospective Oxbridge applicants enrolling on the course from state-maintained schools. In the Spring of 2021, we ran the Homerton Access Course for the second time — with almost 1,000 students applying to be on the programme — resulting in another hugely successful course.
We are delighted to announce that we will be running the Access Course again in 2023 and have now made the course a permanent fixture in our Access and Outreach calendar.
If you are thinking about applying to Cambridge University (or another competitive university) in October, this course is for you. This eight-session course offers free weekly themed webinars, workshops and Q&A sessions, taking students through the Oxbridge admissions process and giving them an insight into the student experience at Cambridge.
These sessions will include:
- Information on each stage of the Cambridge application process – from choosing the course to sitting an academic interview
- A comprehensive explanation of student finance and additional financial support on offer at Cambridge
- Personal statement workshops
- Interview myth-buster guidance sessions and subject-specific interview workshops
- Interactive chats with our Directors of Studies, Admissions Tutors, academics and current students
To apply for this programme you must be:
- Thinking of applying to Cambridge (or another competitive university) in October
- Be able to achieve the University of Cambridge entrance requirements
Also, students who meet any of the below criteria will be prioritised:
- No parental history of higher education
- Current state school student
- Currently or previously living under local authority care
- Eligible for Free School Meals (currently, or in the previous six years)
- IMD deciles 1-3
- Low school/college progression rates to higher education
- Disability/extenuating circumstances which have affected study
- Ethnicity: students who identify as from a racially marginalised group
- Young carers
- POLAR 4 classification 1 or 2
Students - keep an eye on this page, or follow our Admissions and Outreach Twitter account to be notified of updates to the Access Course.
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