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Wed 12 Feb 2020
14:00 - 16:30

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

Provided by: Cambridge Admissions Office


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Undergraduate Admissions Overview & Answering Difficult Questions

Wed 12 Feb 2020


Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students. There are two sessions - attendance at both it not compulsory. Both will be run by Dr Sam Lucy (Director of College Admissions).

  • Session One: Undergraduate Admissions - An Overview (14:00-15:00)

This session will aim to explain the University’s admissions process and provide advice on how to communicate this to prospective applicants. These sessions are aimed at any academics and staff members wishing to increase their knowledge of the application process, and will be particularly useful to those who may communicate with prospective students at University Open Days or similar events. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are new to the University, or have little previous experience of the undergraduate admissions process in Cambridge.

  • Session Two: Undergraduate Admissions- Answering Difficult Questions (15:15-16:30)

This session is aimed at academics and staff whose role may frequently involve talking to prospective students, parents, and teachers and will offer advice on how to respond to difficult or controversial questions.

Target audience
  • Staff working/volunteering at Open Days
  • Staff working/volunteering at WP events
  • Staff working/volunteering at Student Recruitment events

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 12 Feb 2020   14:00 - 15:00 * 14:00 - 15:00 * Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c map
2 Wed 12 Feb 2020   15:15 - 16:30 * 15:15 - 16:30 * Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c map
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