Virtual School Visits

Virtual School Visits

Virtual School Visits: For Year 12

Introduction to Cambridge (General)

Usually we would be delighted to welcome your school to Churchill or to come and see you and your pupils in your setting. The University as a whole will not be engaging in face-to-face outreach activity until the first few months of next year. So we have set up these Virtual School/College Visits.

This session provides an introduction to Churchill College and the University of Cambridge. There is information about the University and what it is like to study at Cambridge. There is also guidance on choosing subjects and Colleges.

There are a number of video resources below, which we think will be helpful for this topic. Of these, you can choose the ones which that are of an appropriate length and that are particularly relevant to your school/college.

Further videos can also be found on our YouTube channel and, in particular, the Virtual Churchill playlist. So do have a look at these to further customise your 'visit'. 

  Virtual Churchill Playlist




Student in Churchill College Hoodie

In addition to these videos, you will find some Virtual Tours and relevant links below. We hope you can use the resources to create a tailor-made Virtual School/College Visit that will offer appropriate information and guidance to your pupils. 

For example, a visit might include

This would take 30-35 minutes. A longer visit might include 'Preparing to make competitive applications to University' and some time looking at our Subject Explore website and the Virtual Tour.


You will find information about our Admissions Tutors and Student Ambassador live Q&As here: 

Coming Soon

Our events and Open Days will also be advertised here: 

 Events and Open Days

A simplified Word document version of these pages is available here:

Virtual Visits: Simple Version

Welcome to Churchill Videos

1) 'Welcome to Churchill: Be Part Of It'

Running Time: 4:26


3) 'My Churchill'

Running Time: 12:04 



2) 'Churchill in 3 Words'

Running Time: 1:15 


Videos about Cambridge and the Application Process

1) What is a supervision?

Running Time: (4:33)


2) What is a Cambridge College?

Running Time: (4:25)


3) What opportunities does studying at Cambridge offer?

Running Time: (4:45)


4) Interviews 

Running Time: (12:00)


5) Admissions Assessments 

Running Time:


6) How do we assess applications?

Running Time: (5:19)


7) Personal Statements 

Running Time: (8:03)


8) What characteristics do we look for in prospective students?

Running Time: (7:49)


9) Why are good exam results important? 

Running Time: (1:26)


Further content

1) Cambridge: The Application Process

Running Time: (2:40)


2) Choosing Subjects and Universities (Sidney Sussex)

Running Time: (20:15)


3) Choosing a College (Sidney Sussex)

Running Time: (17:26)


4) Preparing to make competitive applications to University

Running Time: (33:05)


Relevant links

Supercurricular Subject Exploration


Churchill: Subject Explore 

My HE Plus

Cambridge: What we're looking for

University: Supercurricular Suggestions PDF 

Applying to Cambridge


Churchill: How to Apply

Churchill: FAQs

Virtual Tours





Churchill College Female Engineering Student


Take a tour of the city and Cambridge University, including a 360° tour of Churchill College. 

Cambridge Virtual Tour

Churchill Virtual Tour: