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Prospective Students

Access and Outreach

The Admissions Team at Trinity Hall is committed to admitting academically able students from all backgrounds. As part of the Schools Liaison Initiative, we work with schools to provide up-to-date knowledge of the admissions process and to raise aspirations, particularly among individuals, families or schools with little or no tradition of Oxbridge or higher education.

Trinity Hall can host school trips to the College or visit schools/colleges to deliver talks and sessions. We also coordinate or are involved in a number of outreach projects and programmes specifically targeted at improving the progression of people from under-represented backgrounds to top universities.

We are open to working with all UK schools and colleges; however, through the University of Cambridge's Area Links Scheme, Trinity Hall places particular focus on outreach and schools liaison work with schools/colleges in the South West Local Authorities of:

Bath and North East Somerset


North Somerset


South Gloucestershire

From a school or college in one of these areas? We are your formal first point-of-contact! However, the Area Links Scheme is not intended to be prescriptive and all Cambridge Colleges welcome contact from teachers and potential applicants across the UK, and beyond.

More information coming soon...

If you would like to find out more about Access and Outreach, please contact Trinity Hall's Schools Liaison Officer Helena Blair, at slo@trinhall.cam.ac.uk.


Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme - applications now open

The CUSU Shadowing Scheme brings UK students from schools without a tradition of top university entry to Cambridge for three days. Prospective students come to Cambridge and spend time with a current undergraduate, studying a subject that they are interested in, who they 'shadow'. Accommodation and meals within the Cambridge colleges are provided as part of the Shadowing Scheme. The idea is to give those who have little or no experience of university a taste of student life at Cambridge, in real time, with real people. We especially welcome applications from those who would be the first in their immediate family to attend university.

The Scheme will run on the following dates in 2018:

  • January 18 - 20
  • January 25 - 27
  • February 1 - 3

For further information, please see the CUSU website, this poster, and the Teachers and Students Information Pack.


Ms Helena Blair
Schools Liaison Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332532

Schools Liaison


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