Events and Opportunities
Here at Caius we host various events throughout the year - from our annual Women in Economics Day to various subject days and lectures - and we are excited to build up our events programme further.
Information about all upcoming events, including links from which to book places, will be posted on this page, so do keep an eye out for the latest developments.
Caius Medicine Access Day
In January 2019, we welcomed around 75 aspiring Medicine students into College, for a day aimed at de-mystifying the application process and providing an insight into life as a Medicine student at University. Students on the day got to hear from current students, as well as attend mini supervision sessions and a sample lecture from one of our Directors of Studies, Dr James Fraser. This free event was open to Year 12 students attending state schools and sixth forms within our link areas.
An article about the event can be found here: www.cai.cam.ac.uk/news/dissecting-medicine-cambridge.
Caius BME Conference
In March 2019, we held our second BME Conference. The day was specifically for Year 12 students from our link areas, with the aim being for attendees to gain a true insight into what studying at Cambridge - and at Caius - is like. Almost 60 students – over double compared to last year - attended the conference and, happily, reported that they had enjoyed their time with us and felt much more confident and comfortable in applying to Cambridge. Current students closed the conference by saying "Cambridge works very hard to consider all applications in context. Even with a blip in your application, apply. Do not self-eliminate. You do not lose anything by applying. Cambridge can change the trajectory of your life. It is a shot worth taking.”
Women in Economics Day
We were delighted to host the fifth Women in Economics Day on 25 September 2019. This free event was aimed at female students in year 12 and 13 who are interested in economics, whether or not they are studying economics at A-Level.
This year's theme was 'How Women Made the West Rich', outlining how bringing women and their bodies into economic discussions can transform the way we think about the big questions economists face: Why are some countries rich and so many others still poor? Why has inequality been on the rise in certain Western countries? What is the appropriate balance between the state and the market? And why are economies prone to boom and bust?
An article about the event can be found here: www.cai.cam.ac.uk/news/young-female-economists-inspired-women-economics-day
In our Link Areas and at the University
More events will be posted soon.