Subject Admissions Webinars 2021

On Tuesday afternoons throughout March, April, May and June the admissions team at Downing College will be running subject based admissions webinars and live subject Q&As for students interested in studying at the University of Cambridge. 

The subject admissions webinars will include an overview of the Cambridge undergraduate admissions process from a member of Downing College admissions staff, a summary of the course from the Director of Studies and an introduction to student life from a current undergraduate student.

The live subject Q&As are an opportunity for students to speak to the Director of Studies and a current student for their subject. Students are expected to watch the subject admissions webinar recording from last year on YouTube before attending the Q&A session where they will be able to get all their questions answered. Please find the recordings here.

The webinars will take a different subject each week but always start at 4pm. The subject admissions webinars last for an hour and a half whilst the live Q&As are an hour. ​ If you have a question, please email:

How to apply

To apply for this event you must be:

  • A current year 11 or 12 student in the UK (Year 12 will be prioritised)
  • Be able to achieve The University of Cambridge entrance requirements

Students who meet any of the below criteria will be prioritised:

  • No parental history of higher education
  • Current state school student
  • Currently or previously living under local authority care
  • Eligible for Free School Meals (currently, or in the previous six years)
  • IMD deciles 1-3
  • School/college progression rates to higher education
  • Disability/extenuating circumstances which has affected study
  • Ethnicity: BME students
  • Young carer
  • POLAR 4 classification 1 or 2

Subject admissions webinars in 2021


Chemical Engineering webinar

Philosophy & Theology (Joint Session) webinar

History of Art webinar

Linguistics webinar

Architecture webinar

Maths webinar

Modern & Medieval Languages webinar

Live Subject Q&As

Register here:

Economics – Tuesday 18 May

Natural Sciences – Tuesday 25 May 

Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS) – Tuesday 1 June

Engineering – Tuesday 8 June

History – Tuesday 15 June

Medicine – Tuesday 22 June