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Admissions Selection Workshops
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Unscheduled instructor led

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Dates for these workshops are being finalised and will be released at 12 noon on Friday 12 October. Booking will open once these are available'

The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you make your contribution to the admissions selection process as effective as possible. They include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates, using authentic paperwork, and they explain how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

Before attending the workshop, please study the online resource. This resource provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions

Target audience
  • Those with responsibility for conducting admissions interviews
  • Those with any responsibility for admissions selection
  • Workshops will be scheduled as follows: Biological Natural Sciences and MVST; Physical Natural Sciences and Engineering; Mathematics and Computer Science; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Prerequisites
  • Before the workshop, you are asked to study the online resource
  • The resource includes a link to 'Information for Admissions Interviewers for the Cambridge Colleges', and you are asked to read this document with care
Aims
  • to be aware of ways of addressing challenges associated with interviews for admissions purposes, in order to make them more consistent and effective
  • to understand how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
  • to understand the equal opportunities and widening participation issues connected to the admissions process
  • to identify ways of personally enhancing the quality of interviews
Notes
  • Dates for these workshops are being finalised and will be released before the start of the new academic year. Booking will open once these are available.
Duration

One session of three hours

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