Regular webinars posterWe run regular webinars in addition to our open days for students considering an application. Most of these are from February to August, but our Year 10 and 11 session on subject choices also runs at other times. For all regular webinars the  booking forms appear on our open days and events page. The information below gives further detail about the events.

As long as you have an internet connection, you can access the webinars from a fixed computer, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone.

Once you have registered for a webinar (by completing the relevant form on the open days page), you will get an email with details of how to join the webinar. At the time of the webinar you then need to click on a link and enter the password you've been given. Please do not share the joining details - if a friend would also like to take part, ask them to do their own registration.

After the webinar, attendees will receive a detailed follow-up email (normally the day after) with links to further information and resources.

When is the next Ϻ webinar?

Please see the open days page to see when the next webinar is and complete the registration form if you'd like to take part. The regular webinars are normally advertised between February and August, though the Year 10/11 one takes place at other times as well.

If you find the time / day of the week for an advertised webinar inconvenient, note that over time we will provide some variations in the scheduling of our webinars and ensure that at least some of each type of webinar are scheduled at times and days accessible to long-distance international students and students with religious or other commitments. Between January and August 2023, we ran twenty four regular webinars, to give you some idea. There are also Ϻ International Webinars if you are from outside the UK.

Regular webinars that we offer

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Ϻ College: a look at the grounds and facilities

UK and non-UK

Approx duration:
75 mins

Next session(s):

  • 17 July at 12:30


This webinar is an online visit to the College. We show you a map and lots of photos of the grounds and facilities, talking you through what you are seeing. There will be an opportunity to type questions for us to answer as well.

These webinars are advertised on our open days page, and registration is required. We will vary the time of day.

Next one:

  • 17 July at 12:30 
  • "I thought it was very informative and it provided great insight into life at Ϻ College, the grounds and accommodation. The use of images made it easy to visualise."
  • "The speaker was very clear and detailed. The slides were well chosen also."
  • "Almost as good as being able to see it in real life."
  • "I found it really useful and insightful. The pictures were very clear and the presentation worked well alongside the commentary. It was really helpful to hear about colleges rather than just reading information on websites as I think it allows for a greater understanding and view of the college."

Cambridge for Beginners

(Year 11 & Year 12 and equivalent only)

Approx duration:
90 - 100 mins

This webinar runs regularly February - August.

Next session(s):

  • 24 July at 10:30 UK time ()
  • 28 August at 11:00 UK time ()


If we ask how much you already know about studying at / applying to Cambridge on a scale of 1-10 and your answer would be 4 or less, this introductory session is for you. It is designed for students in Year 11 or Year 12 (S4 /S5 Scotland, Y12 & Y13 Northern Ireland).

This session may be especially helpful if you are the first in your family to apply to university or if you come from a background where not many apply to university.

The webinar will cover the basics and give you information about next steps for finding out more. As the webinar will not cover additional info for international students, if you are from outside the UK, you are still welcome but please also come to an international webinar.

Next session:

  • 24 July at 10:30 UK time ()
  • 28 August at 11:00 UK time ()
  • "A really detailed overview of studying at Cambridge and a good insight into the benefits of the colleges and activities which take place there."
  • "Kind host, incredibly informative. Especially liked insights on what is expected of a Cambridge student."
  • The section on admissions was especially useful as to what is necessary and not necessary. I would definitely recommend this webinar to anyone who is interested in Cambridge."
  • "All aspects I found very helpful and reassuring about some previous concerns."
  • "Subject researching options on University's website was broken down into locations such as department page, college page, student profiles and so on. I found this very helpful since it looked very confusing and overwhelming before."

Subject Matters - The Importance of Post-16 Subject Choices

UK Years 10-11 and equivalent

AND non-UK age 14 - 16 and planning to take International A-Levels, Scottish Advanced Highers or the International Baccalaureate

Approx duration: 75 minutes

Next session(s):

We want to make sure that all students are able to make informed choices for their A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications) so that they can make competitive applications to top universities in the future. 

This online session is for UK students in Year 10-11 (England and Wales)/ S3-4 Scotland/ Year 11-12 Northern Ireland, thinking about going to university, and those in this age group outside of the UK who will be taking A-Levels, Scottish Advanced Highers or the International Baccalaureate. 

This webinar will cover an introduction to university and will provide advice on what subjects and combinations of subjects to choose to be competitive for a variety of courses at Cambridge and other selective universities. 

Teachers, parents/carers and other supporters are also welcome to watch this session.

Sessions will continue in September 2024.

  • "I found this webinar extremely helpful! It gave me a good idea of what subjects I would like to study in A-level, and how that choice can effect what degrees I can possibly apply for at an University such as Cambridge in the future."
  • "It was very informative and gave a good overview of the importance of picking the right subjects for the degree and field you want to work in and which requirements you needed to meet."
  • "I found the session really helpful as it give me a broad insight into my post 16 options"
  • "I found it extremely helpful and it has encouraged me to do my own research."
  • "As a teacher, just reassuring the advice remains consistent with the message we have been giving more able students''

Personal Statements and Preparing an Application

(UK and non-UK)

Runs regularly Spring - August each year.

Approx duration:
1 hour 30 min

Next session(s):

13 Sept at 17:00 (part of Ϻ Sept Open Day)



This session will focus on supercurricular activities, the personal statement and using these to help make a competitive application. It will give students an understanding of what each of these are and how these activities and the statement fit into the admissions process, as well as elements of a strong personal statement. Students will also receive advice on where to look for ideas and further research beyond this session. This session would be useful to any student planning to make an application to selective UK universities such as but not only Cambridge in 2023 for entry in 2024 or deferred entry 2025.


2024 sessions are now open for booking! 

The final session will take place in early September, as part of our September Online Open Day (see info and booking is open)

  • "Really relevant and useful advice."
  • "It provided me with greater insight as to what I should include and how I should include it - I was struggling massively with the latter so it was very helpful."
  • "I thought the webinar was incredibly helpful! My school offers no help with the application process and I was a bit lost. The webinar gave me a very clear picture of what is expected and I've even started writing my personal statement now. I thought the power point was great and I also loved that the webinar was interactive."
  • "The person doing it was really friendly, and she answered all of the questions really well and clearly."
  • "Very helpful- gave some good ideas about super-curricular activities and gave me a great basis for a draft personal statement."


Further notes

  • When you join one of these webinars, your webcam and microphone will be turned off. You will, however, be able to type by clicking on Q&A at the bottom of your screen and typing in your question (we don't use the raise hands option). If you're on a laptop, the Q&A button will already be on your screen. If you're on a phone or tablet, you'll normally need to tap at the bottom of the screen to make the button appear.
  • These regular webinars are intended as live events, so please sign up if you are interested in attending live. If you can't make one, please sign up for the next one. Many thanks!
  • Students from outside the UK are advised to also book a place for the Ϻ International Webinars in July as well as other online events for international students.

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