Discover Downing is a new website from Downing College, one of the Colleges of the University of Cambridge. We thought it would be a great idea to have a separate online space for our work with schools, providing something engaging, interactive and useful for students and school staff who want to learn more about higher education and studying at Cambridge and Downing College.

When speaking with students on school visits and open days, we often recommend that students go away afterwards and start to explore university options and especially their subject interests beyond the classroom, and now we have a great starting point to help them do just that. Given the distance between our link areas and Cambridge, we hope that Discover Downing will bring us closer to the students and teachers we work with.

If you’re a student, you can…

  • See what it’s like to be a student at university. Check out the Access Blog to hear from our student Access Officer, or go to Student Blogs hear from our own undergraduates and read about their experiences of studying at Downing.
  • #ExploreYourSubject inside our resources section. There are hundreds of great links which can help you learn more about your favourite subjects at school, or maybe discover a new subject you’ve not studied before, such as Anthropology or Classics.
  • Get in touch to ask any questions you might have, follow us on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook.

If you’re a teacher, you can…

If you’re looking for specific information about Downing College and details on applying, you can find this on the main Downing College website.