See below for the residential outreach opportunities available at Robinson College. Please note that all residentials are free to attend, with meals and accommodation covered by the College. If our programmes are subscribed, we will prioritise applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria which can be found here and on the individual application forms.


RCSA BME Residential for Year 10s (27 - 28 July)

Applications are currently open for a new residential opportunity led by the Robinson College Students' Association (RCSA), and in particular their Racial Equalities Officers. This residential is aimed at students at the end of Year 10 who identify as BME (Black or Minority Ethnic), and who are interested in gaining an insight into selective universities.

The residential will provide an opportunity for academically-able students to explore student life, university-level learning, as well as receive valuable information about making competitive university applications. The Residential is for students currently in Year 10, so as to get students thinking about their university and post-16 options early, and ensure they make decisions that can best serve their futures.

We understand that a residential event may be a new experience for students, so we would encourage students or their guardians to get in touch with the College's Schools Liaison Officer ( if they have any concerns.

Apply here:

Deadline for applications: Thursday 14 July

*Please note that students must be 14 years old by the time of the Residential to attend


Robinson College Subject Residentials

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 5-7 July

  • Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences: 8-10 July

Applications are now closed. Decisions will be communicated with applicants by Friday 24 June.

Our annual subject residentials are aimed at Year 12 students interested in gaining an insight into university-level study. The residentials are based around a series of taster sessions, covering a range of courses within one of our subject strands (Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences) alongside admissions workshops.

The residentials do not focus on a specific subject and instead provide an opportunity for students to experience a range of different, but often related, degree courses. They will therefore be most valuable for students who have not yet decided on their course of choice, are deciding between courses, or who would like to explore multiple related subjects. Please note that exact subject combinations have yet to be confirmed but will be updated on this page as soon as possible.

Apply here:

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 June

*Please note that we have planned the Residentials around the University-wide Open Days, to allow students to experience the town and other Colleges. The Residential programme will therefore end on either the morning of the 7 July, or begin in the afternoon of the 8 July. We therefore expect that students will have signed up to attend these Open Days (you can do so here); will have engaged with the virtual Open Day content provided the week prior, and will have taken the opportunity to explore the town and other Colleges over the in-person period wherever possible.


Slaughter and May Law Residential (11 - 12 July)

Applications are now closed. Decisions will be communicated with applicants on Friday 24 June.

Robinson College is working with international law firm Slaughter and May to provide a two-day residential for Year 12 students considering applying for Law at university. The residential will entail an introduction to Law at university, workshops to practise the skills required of Cambridge Law students, as well as a chance to explore both the academic study of law and its practise.

Apply here:

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 June