The Admissions Team
We're all very happy to answer any questions you might have about Cambridge and/or Trinity Hall – email the Admissions Office for advice.
Revd Dr Stephen Plant
Admissions Tutor for Arts & Humanities
I grew up in South Yorkshire and studied at the University of Birmingham before working in Tanzania. After returning to the UK I came to Cambridge to undertake a PhD in the use of the Bible in Christian ethics. I have taught theology in the University since 2001 and been Director of Studies in Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion at Trinity Hall since 2010. One of the most rewarding things about my job is that in a University like Cambridge students and teachers learn together. At the start of a lecture or in a one-to-one or small group supervision, I may think I know all the answers, but find pretty quickly that a bright student has seen something I’ve missed. I’m sometimes asked what the University is looking for in an applicant: without doubt one quality is an insatiable curiosity to ask questions and search out fresh ways of answering them. As an Admission Tutor I hope to find the students best able to benefit from the world-class teaching this University offers, whatever their background. The Arts and Humanities subjects on offer at this University don’t only open individual minds, they have the potential immeasurably to enrich the communities where our graduates will live and work. We look forward to seeing you at our Open Day if you can come, and encourage you in any case to explore the Faculty and Departmental websites of the courses you may be interested in.
Dr Andrew Murray
Admissions Tutor for Sciences
I studied Biochemistry at Oxford and am now a Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall. I am also a lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, and my research is concerned with the response of the body to low oxygen levels in diseases and at high altitude. I grew up in Newport, South Wales and was the first member of my family to attend university. For me, the experience of studying a subject that I love in a world-class institution was indescribably fulfilling, and might explain why I am still doing it today! I am committed to encouraging bright, passionate, young students to apply to Cambridge, regardless of their background, so that they too can have the life-changing experiences that I have enjoyed.
Miss Vicky Mills
I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and have been working in Admissions at Trinity Hall since 2004. My role is to communicate with applicants, arrange interviews and handle the administrative side of admissions. I am also happy to answer questions about admissions by email.
Ms Helena Blair
Schools Liaison Officer and Admissions Assistant
I studied Education with English and Drama as an undergraduate at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, before working for two years as Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Access Officer - a role focused on widening access to the University of Cambridge. I am now the Schools Liaison Officer for Trinity Hall, working with schools to encourage applications to the University of Cambridge, or to Higher Education institutions in general, by raising the aspirations of those from backgrounds with little or no history of progression to university. I was the first student from my Bradford state school to study at either Cambridge or Oxford, so it's a job I'm very passionate about! Find out more about access and outreach at Trinity Hall here, and follow me on Twitter (@TrinityHall_SLO) for application tips, outreach events and ideas for exploring your academic interests.