Our outreach, access and widening participation work

Downing College is committed to encouraging bright students from all backgrounds to apply to university. Our work with schools and colleges seeks to promote educational opportunities and raise aspirations. In particular, we seek to encourage people whose families or schools have little experience of higher education to consider applying to Cambridge and other universities. Our Outreach team are available to give advice and guidance throughout the year at access@dow.cam.ac.uk


Are you interested in studying at the University of Cambridge? Do you support students who are interested in applying? Why not sign up to our monthly newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great opportunities coming up.

If you are a teacher or potential applicant you can sign up to receive the newsletter which contains a list of upcoming opportunities available at Downing College and across the University of Cambridge. The newsletter includes a range of events and resources to help students considering applying to the University of Cambridge. To receive updates please sign up to our newsletter via the student or teacher form below. You are able to unsubscribe at any time. If you have any questions please email our Outreach team at access@dow.cam.ac.uk

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You can email our Outreach team with any questions.