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The Department of Sociology is committed to widening participation in Higher Education, and to encourage both prospective and current students and members of the public to get involved in our events and activities.

On this page you will find details of our upcoming outreach events. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CamSociology and Instagram @camsociology to stay up to date with events being held at the department.

Any queries or you are interested in organising a visit to the department please do not hesitate to get in contact with Leona, our Outreach and Communications Coordinator.


Sociology Photo Competition 2018 

It’s back! Last year the Department of Sociology launched a new Photo Competition aimed at students in Year 10, 11 and 12. Click here for more information about this year's competition.

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences - March 2018

Every year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students and their teachers that are designed to provide information on courses available, the admissions process and student life at Cambridge.

Members of the Sociology department will be at the Swansea, Birmingham, Merseyside, Newcastle, Lisburn and Surrey conferences.

For more information and for booking please click hereSpaces are still available.

Pembroke College Subject Masterclasses - March 2018

Pembroke College is offering a range of Subject Masterclasses for those interested in Arts and Humanities. Sociology's Masterclass, as part of the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos, will be taking place Saturday 24th March from 1pm - 4.45pm. To register your interest, please click here.

Deadline is Monday 26th February 2018

Sociology Masterclass - April 2018

The University run subject Masterclasses aimed at at academically able students in Year 12 (or equivalent). If you have an interest in Sociology and want to learn more about studying at Undergraduate level, you can book your place here.

Bookings are essential and there is a charge of £20. For more information about the Masterclasses, please click here.

Sutton Trust Summer School - July 2018

Social Anthropology and Sociology are two of the courses that fall within Cambridge’s distinctive interdisciplinary Human, Social, and Political Sciences Tripos. Both disciplines deal with ‘big’ questions about society, culture, and human diversity. If you want to gain an insight into university life at Cambridge and you have an interest in Sociology and/or Social Anthropology, Sutton Trust Summer School might be for you! For more information please click here or the video below.

Deadline is Thursday 8th March 2018

Cambridge Undergraduate Open Day - July 2018

Every July the university welcomes thousands of prospective students to the university. The undergraduate open day is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit the colleges and departments across the university. The Sociology department will be open for you to talk to any members of staff, attend taster lectures and enjoy what the city of Cambridge has to offer. 

The events are exclusively for Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants. The open days are free but booking is essential. Booking will be available in April 2018. For more information about the Cambridge Undergraduate Open Day please click here.

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Times, and the Independent.


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