Downing is one of the Colleges of the University of Cambridge, and we're committed to widening access to the UK's top universities. Discover Downing is our new website aimed at students and teachers. Check out our student blogs for an insight into studying at university, or browse through our resources for suggestions on how to explore your favourite subjects.

HSPS Subject Profile

HSPS (Human, Social and Political Sciences), is a course where students can take papers across several departments, including Politics, International...

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Personal Statements

A personal statement is a 4000 character piece of writing that is key for university applications. In preparation for the...

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The Maitland History Society

Getting involved in new extra-curricular activities is often the best bit about coming to University. In our new series of...

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BME Student Conference

On January 22nd Downing College’s hosted its first-ever BME (black and minority ethnic) Conference. This was a one-day event that...

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‘This Cambridge Life’ – Rachel

I’m Rachel, and used to be the Downing JCR Access Officer for 2016-2017. I was recently interviewed for a series...

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Talking Politics

Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that...

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South West Residential 2017

South West Residential For the 27th-29th June, we welcomed 36 students from across our South West link areas of Cornwall,...

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Hello from Jess!

Hi everyone! I’m Jess, taking over from Lauren as Schools and College Liaison Officer (SCLO) at Downing. I spent the...

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Our work with primary schools

Downing College has worked with a number of primary schools in Cambridgeshire this year as part of its outreach ambitions...

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English, MML, & Linguistics Taster Day

On Friday 21st April Downing College welcomed 10 budding linguists and literature buffs to experience what life studying either English,...

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Academic Eurovision – #ExploreYourSubject in interesting ways

The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest single, non-sporting, television event in the world with 180 million viewers tuning in...

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Arts Careers Event with Condé Nast

Students from Devon and Dorset had the opportunity to grill leading professionals in the fields of journalism, commercial publishing, and...

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South West Open Day 2016

On the 20-22 June, 39 Year 12 students from our link areas of Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset came up to...

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Underground Mathematics

Underground Mathematics is a new project launched by the Cambridge University Mathematics Faculty in collaboration with the Department of Education....

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Discover Downing on Pinterest!

Discover Downing through Pinterest – the newest addition to our social media platforms! Visit Downing College’s profile on Pinterest We’ve...

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Is it all just work?

When people hear or speak about Cambridge the first response you tend to receive as a student here is about...

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01 Jan

Visits to Cambridge

We are delighted to welcome school groups from our link areas in the South West to Downing to experience Cambridge...

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History today

History Today is a monthly magazine which brings together experts from across the world to write about historical topics from...

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Discover Downing

Discover Downing is a new website from Downing College, one of the Colleges of the University of Cambridge. It’s an online space for...

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South West Residential

Want to experience a taste of undergraduate life at Cambridge? If you’re a Year 12 student at a state school...

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Each region of the U.K. is linked to a Cambridge college- find your contact here: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/colleges/area-links #cambridge #outreach12:11 PM Oct 20th
Brilliant diary from the Trinity College archives about life as a fresher (in 1831!) https://twitter.com/TrinCollCam/status/92069157171202048011:20 AM Oct 19th