Contact the Admissions Office

We welcome correspondence and visits from prospective applicants wishing to learn more about studying and living at Downing College, as well as about life at Cambridge in general.

In this section of the site you can learn more about open days and visits. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions Office directly:

Kate Flint, Admissions Officer 

School and College Liaison Officer

Admissions Office
Downing College
Cambridge CB2 1DQ
Tel: 01223 334826

Click here for further information about Open Days and Visits

Our work with schools

Downing College works extensively with schools to help students from all walks of life enter higher education. As part of the University's area link scheme for outreach, we work predominantly, but not exclusively, as the first point of contact for schools in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, including the communities of Plymouth, Torbay, Poole and Bournemouth. This includes:

Our annual Oxford and Cambridge Information Days, a series of half day conferences held in key locations across in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset for Year 12 students interested in applying to either university. 

The 'South West Residential', a fully funded two night stay at Downing College, for Year 12 students in our link areas.

Individual School Residentials - chances for schools to bring Key Stage Four groups to Cambridge, for a one or two night stay. We work with schools to create a bespoke timetable, linking in with the school curriculum. These usually take place in September, April or July

School visits and talks - our dedicated school and college liaison officer regularly visits schools in our link areas. In 2017-2018, we visited 16 schools, delivered 28 talks, and spoke to 1131 students.

We also put on events in Cambridge open to students from across the UK. Past examples include our English and MML Taster Day, and our BAME Conferences, aimed at supporting black, asian and minority ethnic students  

For more information visit Discover Downing, our dedicated outreach website. To request a visit or further information please email

You can also sign up to our dedicated teacher newsletter.

Information about how your personal information will be used by us in connection with the administration of these events/activities, and for related purposes, is available at Please contact with any questions in the first instance.

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