Summer Undergraduate Preparatory Programme

Homerton College Summer Access Course 


If you are thinking about applying to Cambridge University (or another competitive university) in October, we can help! You can sign up for our virtual support programme which will run across August and September. This is similar to, but not the same as the Cambridge Applicant Support Programme. You can absolutely apply for both, but if you get onto the Cambridge Applicant Support Programme, we will release your place on our programme for other applicants.

Our programme will consist of weekly webinars and Q & A sessions with academics and students. The sessions will include:

  • Information on the application process
  • A summary of financial support
  • Guidance on preparing an application
  • Guidance on Interviews
  • Subject guidance
  • Accessing lectures and preparation materials for your chosen subject
  • 1:1 chats with our Directors of Studies and current students
  • An introduction to Homerton Changemakers, our co-curricular personal development programme

You will also be given optional sessions that relate to your own circumstances. For instance, if you are concerned about BAME access issues, we'll organise sessions with current BAME students and a University Inclusion Champion.

If you sign up for this programme, live Zoom webinars will run four times a week, starting on Monday 3rd August. These will give you flexibility regarding when you choose to attend, and they will also be recorded for you to watch later (if you are on the programme).

Places are limited because this is one of the most all-encompassing programmes that we have ever run. Applications must be received by midnight on Wednesday 29th July, and you will have your place confirmed at the LATEST on Friday 31st July. The first seminars will commence on Monday 3rd August and run until late-September. At the end, we will give you a debrief on your progress, and even award some prizes!

To apply for this programme you must be:

Thinking of applying to Cambridge (or another competitive university) in October
Be able to achieve The University of Cambridge entrance requirements.

Also, students who meet any of the below criteria will be prioritised:

  • No parental history of higher education
  • Current state school student
  • Currently or previously living under local authority care
  • Eligible for Free School Meals (currently, or in the previous six years)
  • IMD deciles 1-3
  • Low School/college progression rates to higher education
  • Disability/extenuating circumstances which has affected study
  • Ethnicity: BAME students
  • Young carer
  • POLAR 4 classification 1 or 2