Our outreach programme and widening participation

Downing College is committed to encouraging bright students from all backgrounds to apply to university. Our work with schools and colleges seeks to promote educational opportunities and raise aspirations. In particular, we seek to encourage people whose families or schools have little experience of higher education to consider applying to Cambridge and other universities. Our full time School and College Liaison Officer is available to give advice and guidance throughout the year at access@dow.cam.ac.uk

Visiting Downing in 2021

Currently Downing is closed to visitors, however, we hope to open up during the summer. If you are a potential applicant or an offer holder and would like to organise a visit or tour of Downing please fill out this form to register your interest.

The School and College Liaison Officer will be in touch when we are open again to organise your visit.


Are you interested in studying at the University of Cambridge? Do you support students who are interested in applying? Why not sign up to our monthly newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great opportunities coming up.

If you are a teacher or potential applicant you can sign up to receive the newsletter which contains a list of upcoming opportunities available at Downing College and across the University of Cambridge. The newsletter includes a range of events and resources to help students considering applying to the University of Cambridge. To receive updates please sign up to our newsletter via the student or teacher form below. You are able to unsubscribe at any time. If you have any questions please email our School and College Liaison Officer, Katriona, at access@dow.cam.ac.uk

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