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Department of Sociology

Students on the 2019 Sutton Trust Summer School

The Department of Sociology is committed to widening participation in Higher Education, and runs outreach events across the year.

On this page you will find select details of upcoming open days and outreach events at the University of Cambridge. The University has a dedicated Care Travel Fund to enable children in (or previously in) care to travel to events organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge.

If you have any queries about outreach please contact our Communications and Outreach Co-ordinator. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Open Days

Undergraduate Open Days (2-3 July 2020)

The Undergraduate Open Days will be hosted online on Thursday 2 July and Friday 3 July 2020.

These events are for prospective applicants in Year 12 (or the equivalent) and prospective mature applicants (aged 21 or over) only, together with up to two parents or supporters.

On the day you’ll be able to find out what the University and Colleges have to offer through presentations about our courses, the application process, student life, and finance. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to current undergraduates and staff from the Colleges and academic departments.

Visit the Undergraduate Study website for more information.

Postgraduate Open Day (Nov 2020)

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open day is designed for final year students or graduates who are seeking to enter into postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level.  

During the day there will be detailed information about the graduate application process. Current graduate students and Graduate Admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions about postgraduate study and student life in the vibrant city of Cambridge. Staff will also be available to give you advice on the application process, funding opportunities and careers after your course.

Visit the Graduate Study website for more information.


Outreach Events

Photography Competition

Each year the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge hosts a photography competition aimed at students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Students are invited to enter one photograph and an accompanying paragraph that explains how the photo interprets the theme, which this year is "Sociology of Change". The winning student will receive £100 for themselves and £100 for their school.

Visit our Photo Competition page for the shortlist and winners of this year's competition.

Sutton Trust Summer Schools (10-14 Aug 2020)

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free, subject-specific, residential courses for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools in the UK. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 26 subjects and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge.

Applications are now closed. For more information visit the Undergraduate Study website.


Undergraduate Outreach

Cambridge University runs a variety of outreach events for prospective undergraduates including open days, summer schools and masterclasses.

Get In Cambridge Campaign

In 2018, 23.5% of new undergraduates came from BME backgrounds. The Get In Cambridge Campaign challenges stereotypes and showcases committees and societies for different ethnic groups at the University