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From: Cambridge International Student Recruitment at Subject: University of Cambridge Guidance Counsellor Newsletter – Issue 8, February 2020

Welcome to the eighth edition of our International Guidance Counsellor Newsletter!

With 2020 now in full swing, we thought we’d update you with what we’ve got planned for the months ahead, both here in Cambridge and overseas. Read on for details of our Spring schedule, which takes us to ten countries across three continents, plus an immersive summer programme for prospective university applicants. What’s more, on Wednesdays we webinar.

As some of you may be aware, since the last issue our team has been sadly depleted by the departure of Claire Edge for pastures new. As ever, you can contact us at any time with questions about Cambridge via our International Admissions mailbox.

Spotlight on… Law

Do you know students who are thinking about studying Law? If so, you may wish to point them in the direction of Think Cambridge Law, a blog run by our Faculty of Law. It regularly publishes articles on a range of useful and interesting topics, such as application tips, ‘days in the life’ of Cambridge Law students, and alumni profiles. To access the blog, please click on the link above.

And don’r forget –

Lucy Cavendish College – Essay & Design Prizes

Lucy Cavendish College has launched three Essay & Design Prizes in Engineering and Design, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Contemporary Issues. The competitions are open to students in Year 12/Grade 11 (or equivalent), and the deadline for submitting entries is midnight on Monday 6 April.

For more information, please visit Lucy Cavendish’s Essay & Design Prizes webpage.

Pre-University Programme 2020

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes team is delighted to announce an expanded Pre-University Programme for 2020.

Designed for current high school students who will be graduating in 2020 or 2021, the Pre-University Programme provides an opportunity for academically ambitious students to prepare for undergraduate study at leading global universities. This year’s theme is Visions of the Future.

The programme will run from Sunday 5 to Saturday 18 July (Term 1) and Sunday 19 July to Saturday 1 August (Term 2). Please note that students can only apply for one term. Applications are currently open, with limited numbers per term and a per-country cap to ensure that around 15-20 nationalities are represented. Applications will close on Sunday 17th May.

For more information, please visit the Pre-University Programme webpage or contact

Webinar Wednesdays

This year’s webinars have been updated to provide a better overview of what it’s like to apply to and study at Cambridge as an international student. Plus, they’re now much easier to remember as they’re all on Wednesdays! The webinars are suitable for students, parents/supporters and guidance counsellors. To register for the series, please click the button below.

Webinar registration form

Wednesday 4 March, 10:00 (GMT) – International Student Panel

Q&A with current international students at Cambridge

Wednesday 22 April, 15:00 (BST) – Cambridge Explained

Find out more about Cambridge’s unique features, such as the Colleges

Wednesday 27 May, 10:00 (BST) – Studying at Cambridge

Find out more about some of the typical features of our 30 undergraduate courses

Wednesday 26 August, 15:00 (BST) – Applying to Cambridge

A step-by-step look at the application process and what makes a competitive application

Wednesday 2 September, 10:00 (BST) – Admissions Tutor Panel

Q&A with Cambridge Admissions Tutors

Cambridge Open Days

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2020

Our Cambridge Open Days are a fantastic way for prospective applicants to explore the University and Colleges, meet current staff and students, and get a feel for the city.

International students in Year 10/Grade 9 (or equivalent) and above are very welcome to attend. Advance booking is essential, and will open via our webpage in April.