Schools and colleges liaison

Churchill wants to receive applications from the best students, irrespective of the background they come from. We work closely with schools and colleges to reach out to such applicants and ensure they get the best possible information about our offering and our admissions process. 

 In the video below Dr Sonja Dunbar, Admissions Tutor, and Mr Richard Partington, Senior Tutor, give an overview of the admissions process, including what they are looking for in applicants and what to expect if you are invited to interview.


Live Zoom Q&A Sessions for students, teachers and parents

 various dates, July to September 2021


Registration for Live Q&A

 Registration deadline: 36 hours before each event (see dates below)


 Whilst we are sadly still unable to offer in person events, we are very pleased to offer students, teachers and parents of prospective applicants the opportunity to attend our upcoming Live Q&A sessions which will be held on Zoom.

 Each of these sessions will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions (via the Zoom chat function) to Admissions staff. The sessions will be delivered by Dr Jonathan Padley, Admissions Tutor or another member of the Admissions Team.

Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish, although the sessions in August and September will be targeted with specific groups in mind. The dates of these are as follows:

 There is no requirement to bring questions to the session – participants can simply listen to the answers given to those asked by others. There is also no requirement for students to have a clear idea, at this stage, of which university or colleges they may be applying, or for which subject.

 Whilst we would encourage participants to join with their cameras on to mirror a real-life event, there is no requirement for them to do this. The events will be recorded, in speaker view only, to be made available afterwards.

 If you would like to attend one (or more) of these sessions, please complete this very brief registration form at least 36 hours beforehand. This will register your interest for all events up to and including September 2021. Zoom details for each session will be sent no later than the day before each event.


 Churchill’s schools and colleges liaison work is particularly concentrated in South Wales, Surrey, Sussex, and the London boroughs of Croydon, Merton, and Sutton, which are the UK areas to which we have outreach responsibility under the provision of Cambridge's Area Links Scheme. However, we are happy to answer questions from anywhere and will always do our best to make sure that inquirers are pointed in the right direction.

Our Admissions Tutor, Jonathan Padley, and Widening Participation Officer, Sandy Mill, work with schools and colleges to demystify Cambridge and its admissions process for students, parents, and teachers. They are passionately dedicated to academic educational outreach.

Schools and colleges in Churchill's six link areas are welcome to be in touch using the buttons below about schools liaison matters, including visits to and from Churchill, and queries about Cambridge's degrees and admissions process. Prospective undergraduates can also contact us to arrange individual visits to Churchill, to explore the College's grounds and to discuss entrance. 

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently able to schedule visits for individuals or institutions, to or from Churchill.

Individuals and schools/colleges are able to access a number of virtual sessions, including virtual visits and regular online Q&A sessions with our admissions team using the pages linked below. We have deliberately provided a number of short modules so that institutions and individuals can create their own bespoke "events" by combining relevant modules.

We are hopeful to be able to start scheduling individual and school/colleges visits at the start of the academic year 2021/22 or calendar year 2022.

Link areas in England

Link areas in Wales

Email Churchill Schools Liaison

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