South West Residential

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Starts: June 25, 2019Ends: June 27, 2019

Year 12 student South West Residential 2019

Please note that the application deadline for the South West Residential has passed.  You will be notified if you have been successful by 18:00 on Friday 24th May 2019.

The South West Residential is an annual visit, taking place on Tuesday 25th-Thursday 27th June 2019 aimed at high-achieving Year 12 students from state schools in Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset who want to find out more about life at Cambridge as an undergraduate. All accommodation, meals and activities are provided free of charge, and Downing also reimburses travel expenses up to £150 when tickets are purchased using a 16-25 railcard.

Attending students will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in academic taster sessions such as supervisions and lectures;
  • meet with Directors of Studies, Admissions Tutors and current undergraduates;
  • learn more about the admissions and interview processes;
  • explore the city of Cambridge, other Colleges, and University departments;
  • network with other young people from across the South West considering making a Cambridge application.

Click here to read an article on the University website about the South West Residential or view blog posts about previous events here.


For questions regarding the residential, the applications process, or any of our outreach provision, please email The Discover Downing Team at