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Pegasus Bridging Programme

The Pegasus Bridging Programme, led by Dr Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills, is an integral part of the College’s Widening Participation (WP) programme, which aims to ensure that the opportunity to study at Robinson is made as accessible as possible to students from the widest variety of backgrounds. It was planned on the premise that achieving a place at Cambridge is only the first stage in feeling prepared to participate fully in the life and opportunities that our wonderful University affords. As such, the Programme is an invaluable chance for the College to offer incoming Robinson students a chance to preview the College, and to prepare for life at the University, before they officially begin. 

Each year the Pegasus Bridging Programme supports 10-15 Robinson offer-holders from a wide variety of backgrounds, introducing them to Robinson College and the University of Cambridge before the official start of their first year. 

Each student has a personalised academic programme of subject enrichment, experiencing supervisions and Cambridge-style teaching. With current Robinson students acting as mentors, the group has the chance to experience everything from supervisions, to formal halls, to punting. They also start to get used to the everyday life of the College—meeting new people, navigating their way to different rooms for supervisions, seminars, and group activities, eating in the Garden Restaurant and grabbing a coffee in the Red Brick café. 

We are grateful for the generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust and the donors to Robinson College who make this programme possible. 

To learn more about the Pegasus Bridging Programme, take a look at the 2022 report here