Feel confident in your studies and comfortable in your surroundings
Absorb the city’s fascinating history and culture while studying independently and together in groups and seminars.
13-15 year olds
If you’re 13-15, you’ll be in small classes, with no more than 8 students. Learning in a small group means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills.
Fancy a stay in the college that inspired six Nobel Prize winners? If you’re one of our early teen students, you’re already in. Our 13-15 year old students will stay at Fitzwilliam College, a modern, safe site, centered around a beautiful Grade II regency manor house owned by the Darwin family.
Only a stone’s throw from the centre of Cambridge city, this internationally diverse college was founded in 1869 and has educated brilliant minds such as economist Josef Stiglitz and the first Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. It’s the ideal base for expanding your mind and enhancing your studies this summer.
16-17 year olds
If you’re 16-17, you will be learning in tutorials, just as university students do. Your tutor will foster self- directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups. You will be guided by questions and examples from your tutor and encouraged to ask questions as well.
During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate. Tutorials provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates.
Follow in Oliver Cromwell’s footsteps and reside in the marvelous Sidney Sussex College. This ancient, beautiful building was founded in 1595 on the site of a Franciscan friary and was home to many of the mathematicians responsible for the code-breaking triumphs of Bletchley Park during World War II. And it can be your home too – if you’re aged 16-17 and study with us here in Cambridge.
18-24 year olds
If you’re 18-24, you will be learning in tutorials, and challenging yourself through debates, group work, and independent work. Your tutor will foster self- directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups. You will be guided by questions and examples from your tutor and encouraged to ask questions as well.
During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate.
If you’re aged 18-24, you’ll be well placed at Hughes Hall, a striking Victorian college ideally located in the Mill Road area. Founded in 1885, it was one of the first institutions in Cambridge to admit women, functioning as a Teacher Training college for years. Fast forward to today and its location on a bustling, cosmopolitan street is now renowned for its independent shops, bars, and international cuisine. So you can feed your appetite and your curiosity.