In light of recent disruption, we have put together some resources which will hopefully be helpful for teachers and students over the next few months. We will continue to add to this post over the coming weeks as more events and information become available. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact either slo@robinson.cam.ac.uk or apply@robinson.cam.ac.uk.

1. Robinson College Essay Prize 2020

The Robinson College Essay Prize is open to all students currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth, or equivalent) at a UK School. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and showcase their independent study and writing skills. We welcome entries from interested students studying any combination of subjects. Entrants are invited to submit a response to any one of the questions, which should be no longer than 2,000 words (including footnotes and captions). The questions may be discussed with reference to any academic discipline or area of interest. All sources must be appropriately acknowledged and cited, and a bibliography (including websites consulted) should be attached, although this is excluded from the word count. Up to three entries may be submitted per school. For more information, please see here: https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/essay-prize.

2. Online Resources

The University of Cambridge has created a list of resources students can use to explore their subject further whilst not being at school. This includes reading lists, useful links, and further information about each course at Cambridge. Please see the following links for more information! 

For teachers and advisers: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/teachers-and-parents/helping-students-prepare

For students: https://www.oxfordandcambridgeoutreach.co.uk/resources

3. A-Level Choices

For Year 11 students, the following document may be useful for those still deciding on which subjects to take onto Year 12: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/the_subject_matters.pdf.  This document outlines the A-Levels we find most suitable for Arts/Humanities and Science subjects at Cambridge. 

4. July Virtual Open Days

We are moving quickly to provide alternatives to the July Open Days, which have unfortunately been cancelled. Specific information about Robinson, including some helpful videos, can be found here: https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/studying-robinson. Our students have also just completed their own Students’ Prospectus, which is well worth exploring (https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/robinson-college-students-prospectus). 

The July Open Days are being replaced by Virtual open days. You can find out more about the plans as they develop here: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/cambridge-open-days 

A number of Departments and Faculties are hosting Virtual Open days. For example, the Faculty of Mathematics will be offering a Virtual Open Day on Saturday 16 May from 12.30pm. Information about this event is here: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad/admissions/openday. Students with specific interests should consult the Faculty websites which will have more information.