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Taste of Caius for over 700 students

  • 27 May 2021

Over 700 school pupils attended 15 Subject Taster Evenings hosted by Gonville & Caius College students and Directors of Studies earlier this month.

For three weeks, every weeknight, Year 12 (or equivalent) students from UK state schools were given the opportunity to meet the Directors of Studies, experience a taster lecture, and to question current students on their chosen subject and life at Caius.

The Subject Taster Evening series began with Law, which was attended by 65 students, and concluded with Modern and Medieval Languages, which attracted 31 students. Medicine, for which Caius is world renowned, had 83 students attend, and Engineering saw 80 participate.

School pupils shared their feedback with the Caius Admissions and Outreach Office.

One said: “Thank you very much for running it; I found it immensely enjoyable and informative. I approached it trying to decide between different courses, and it has helped me in this process.”

Another said: “I think the event was very well structured and informative, which allowed me to engage and feel more confident about applying to Cambridge.”

The event also proved popular with our Directors of Studies, with one saying: “I was very impressed by both the number of attendees and the quality of the engagement.”

Following the Subject Taster Evenings, Caius also ran virtual support sessions for parents and teachers, which were well attended and informed them how to best support students considering making an application to Cambridge.

Read more about the Subject Taster Evenings on our dedicated webpage:

The Tutor for Admissions and Outreach, Dr Chris Scott, and our Schools’ Liaison Officer, Katy Lewis, also ran virtual information and guidance sessions to inform prospective applicants about the Cambridge application process, which were attended by over 400 students. More sessions are planned for the summer, and details will be published in due course on the College website:

Gonville & Caius (although we're usually known simply as 'Keys') is steeped in history, with a global reputation for academic excellence and a progressive outlook. The College’s proximity to Senate House, the venue for graduation ceremonies, means the goal is always in sight – and we want to support you to achieve your academic potential.

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