The Homerton College Higher Education Access Course - Y12/S5

Find out more about the student experience at Cambridge

Applications for The Homerton College Higher Education Access Course are NOW OPEN.  

As part of our commitment to diversity, we held a pilot of our Homerton Access Course in 2020, with over 250 prospective Oxbridge applicants enrolling on the course from state-maintained schools. In the Spring of 2021, we ran the Homerton Access Course for the second time — with almost 1,000 students applying to be on the programme — resulting in another hugely successful course.

We are delighted to announce that we will be running the Access Course again in 2023 and have now made the course a permanent fixture in our Access and Outreach calendar.

If you are thinking about applying to Cambridge University (or another competitive university) in October, this course is for you. This eight-session course offers free weekly themed webinars, workshops and Q&A sessions, taking students through the Oxbridge admissions process and giving them an insight into the student experience at Cambridge.

These sessions will include:

  • Information on each stage of the Cambridge application process – from choosing the course to sitting an academic interview
  • A comprehensive explanation of student finance and additional financial support on offer at Cambridge
  • Personal statement workshops
  • Interview myth-buster guidance sessions and subject-specific interview workshops
  • Interactive chats with our Directors of Studies, Admissions Tutors, academics and current students

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 have affected study
  • Ethnicity: students who identify as from a racially marginalised group
  • Young carers
  • POLAR 4 classification 1 or 2

Students - keep an eye on this page, or follow our Admissions and Outreach Twitter account to be notified of updates to the Access Course.

Teachers and HE Advisors – subscribe to our teacher newsletter to be notified of updates to the Access Course, as well as other Access and Outreach activities being run by Homerton College.

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