BAME communities

The University of Cambridge welcomes applications from students of the highest intellectual potential, irrespective of social, racial, religious and financial considerations.

The University of Cambridge employs a full-time member of staff who engages with students who live in areas with a high number of ethnic minority communities, and who attend a UK maintained sector school.

The University's aim is to raise awareness among academically able UK BAME students that studying at Cambridge is achievable.

Further information

For more information on Cambridge's engagement with BAME communities and students, please visit the University study website, or contact our Widening Participation Project Coordinator (BAME), Patricia Sullivan by email or on 01223 765728.

Below are links to some BAME student societies in Cambridge, who may also be able to help with any enquiries. This is not an exhaustive list, and many other cultural groups exist. For a full list visit

  • FLY Cambridge - a forum for women and non binary people of colour
  • ​CUSU BME Campaign - the Cambridge University Students Union campaign group for black and minority ethnic students
  • ISoc - Cambridge University Islamic Society
  • Cambridge ACS - Cambridge African Carribean Society
  • CUHCS - Cambridge University Hindu Cultural Society
  • ABACUS - Association of British and Chinese University Students