Advice for Teachers

Teachers are the frontline of identifying potential in their students and informing and inspiring them to apply to the University of Cambridge. We aim to support teachers in these efforts by providing them with up-to-date information about the University, College and application process; providing them with opportunities to visit Trinity Hall; and, in turn, by visiting students at school or college armed with talks and workshops designed to help them succeed in the chosen path within Higher Education.

Important note: If you are a teacher at a school or college in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset or South Gloucestershire, please complete our contact form to provide the Admissions team with up to date contact details. Doing so will ensure that Rosie, Schools Liaison Officer, will keep you up to date with the upcoming events and information. Please note that we cannot contact you without a completed form.

A word from the Director of Admissions

“Teachers are a crucial source of support for the majority of people who are thinking of applying to Cambridge. By offering regular advice and guidance, they help their students cope with the various stages of the Admissions process. Whether it is by simply making sure that crucial deadlines are not missed, or by helping applicants prepare for the Admissions assessments, teachers are usually involved in various ways, encouraging and inspiring successive generations of students. At Trinity Hall, we are acutely aware of the important role that teachers play in this process, and therefore we are always keen to work closely with them to make sure they are as well informed as possible about all aspects of Admissions at Cambridge.”

Dr Marcus Tomalin, Trinity Hall’s Director of Admissions

What do you need to know?

The thought of supporting students through the Cambridge admissions process can feel overwhelming. There are a few things you can do to get started:

1. Sign up to the Trinity Hall Admissions team mailing list for teachers, to keep abreast of our latest advice and events designed to support you and your students from Year 8 through to Year 13.

2. Explore the How to Apply section on this website to get to grips with the different elements of the application process at your own pace.

3.  If you are advising a student who has had any difficulties with health or education, you may like to read about how you can let the College know about any extenuating circumstances that may have affected their exam grades.

4. Make note of the information provided on the wider University undergraduate admissions website, which has a brilliant section specifically for teachers and parents. There is even an Advice for teachers and HE advisors booklet that contains lots of information about the University and application process, including guidance on how to write a UCAS reference.

5. Seek out webinars and events held by colleges beyond Trinity Hall to get exactly what information you need, whenever you need. For instance, the webinar below is publicly available thanks to St Catharine’s College:



Finally, if in doubt, and if you ever need further information, please feel free to email Rosie via the Trinity Hall Schools Liaison Officer email address. We wish you and your students the very best of luck.

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