The Waymarkers Programme

The Waymarkers Programme

Trinity Hall is offering this free programme to students in Years 10 and 11 who identify as being Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen, or Boater.

We would like to increase representation from these ethnic and cultural backgrounds in Higher Education more generally, and at the University of Cambridge in particular. Therefore, this programme is designed to encourage potential applicants from these backgrounds to consider university as a serious option while they are still in Years 10 and 11, to help raise aspirations.

We are keen to work with UK-based schools with Year 10 and 11 students who identify as being Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen, or Boater. As part of the programme, we will

  • visit schools to speak to the students there, with sessions for members of their families too
  • organise trips to Trinity Hall so that the students can experience life in Cambridge
  • organise webinars to provide advice about how to prepare for university (e.g., how to make good A-Level choices)

So, if you are a Year 10 or 11 student who comes from one of these ethnic and cultural backgrounds, or if you are a teacher at a school with such students, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The name of this programme alludes to the milestones that Trinity Hall created in the eighteenth century to help guide travellers to Cambridge, and which still exist today.