Meet the Team
Meet our Schools Liaison Officer at Trinity, Lizzie Bowes:
Hi, I’m Lizzie and I’m the Schools’ Liaison Officer (or SLO for short) at Trinity! I’m a Cambridge graduate who was involved in access and outreach throughout my entire time at university. Being the first person in my family to go to university, access schemes (like the Sutton Trust Summer Schools, Open Days and outreach events at lots of the colleges) showed me that Cambridge was accessible to anyone, and that it was for anybody who was passionate about and good at their chosen subject, regardless of their background.
I’ll always be grateful to the amazing outreach teams that showed me that and enabled me to get to Cambridge, and I’m so lucky to be able to communicate the same thing to students, parents and teachers through our outreach work. I’m the first port of call for student queries about Oxbridge and higher education, and am always on the other end of an email at [email protected]!
Day to day, my work consists of speaking to schools about university and Oxbridge, as well as overseeing longer term outreach schemes like the Year 12 mentoring scheme. My work wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous team of Trinity student Ambassadors, who I bring along to as many of my events as possible to put a face to the Trinity College name.
We’re delighted to be able to provide so many outreach programmes and residentials. Students from all backgrounds deserve and merit places in this institution, and we’re excited to continue providing opportunities for students to realise that.
For example, Trinity runs five to six residentials a year with places for up to 300 students in total. Around 50% of those students went on to apply to Cambridge, with around half of those receiving an offer.
Your outreach questions
If you want to find out more about Outreach at Trinity or how it could help you to apply to one of the UK’s highly selective universities, have a look at some of the common questions below. Or contact us at [email protected]
What does the Outreach Team do?
The Outreach Team aims to inform and educate prospective students, parents and teachers about university, Oxbridge and higher education options. We want to give everyone equal opportunities to learn about and experience university life, and we provide an offering of talks to schools, students and facilitate visits to Trinity on both a day and residential basis.
How do I contact the Outreach Team?
You can email Lizzie, the Schools Liaison Officer, any time at [email protected] I aim to respond to everyone within two days, but please note that during busier periods it may take a while longer.
What age groups do the Outreach Team cater for?
We work with students of all ages and have targeted programmes for pre-16 and post-16 students as well as programmes aimed at teachers and parents too!
I haven't been able to get onto one of your programmes, what other options are there?
Firstly, please don’t worry! Our programmes have limited spaces, and in most cases it is far more competitive to get onto one of our programmes than it is to get into the university for undergraduate study. There are plenty of other options for engagement with outreach, and a good place to start is the Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network, which lists all events happening across both universities.
You can also ask a teacher to request a bespoke talk or visit from our Schools Liaison Officer if you would like to directly hear from the Trinity Outreach team, and have your questions answered by them.
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