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
Around ninety students attended the fourth Women in Economics day at Caius in 2018. Entitled 'Policy and Politics: how to bring about lasting economic change - for the better', the event focussed on the translation of theoretical economics into real-world policy changes. Once again, the event featured inspiring speakers including Hannah Peaker, Chief of Staff of the Women's Equality Party, Melissa Davey, Director of Independent Evaluation at the Bank of England, Laura van der Erve, a Research Economist at the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Dr Carolina Alves, a rising star in heterodox economics, Shyamoli Patel of Cambridge Econometrics, Caius Director of Studies in Economics Dr Victoria Bateman, and current Economics students at Caius.
The day is targeted at female students in Years 12 and 13 who are interested in economics. It presents the chance for students to not only engage with the subject and topical issues within the field, but also find out more about studying Economics at degree level and to celebrate the work of female economists around the world. Further, it provides an opportunity to experience a Cambridge college environment first-hand and to speak with experts in their field, including our own Director of Studies for Economics, Dr Victoria Bateman.
This free event is open to all sixth form students and Economics GCSE or A-Level is not required. The day as a whole runs from 10.30am-4.30pm, with lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day.
In our Link Areas