Applications for the Law Residential are now closed. Students will hear of the outcome of their applications by the 8th of June at the latest.
This residential will focus on Law at Cambridge University and is aimed at students who are specifically interested in this subject. The programme will run from 2nd – 4th July, during which time you’ll attend lectures and classes, taught by Trinity College Law academics, as well as visiting the University of Cambridge Law Faculty, as part of the 2018 Law Faculty Open Day. Academic sessions focus on the full spectrum of legal study, and there will also be sessions on preparing your application and the admissions process, including the interview and the Cambridge Law Test.
You’ll get the chance to meet current fellows and undergraduates, and gain a fantastic insight into what it’s like to study at Trinity. Our Law residential is well-established, and many of the students who attend go on to study these subjects at top universities, including Cambridge. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the city of Cambridge, and take part in a range of social activities. The residential is free of charge, including accommodation and food costs and there are funds available to cover travel expenses to and from Cambridge.
Eligibility and Selection
All of our residentials are open to students at UK schools who will be aged 16 or over by the first day of the residential. There are 45 places available on this residential, and we anticipate being over-subscribed, so unfortunately we cannot offer a place to every applicant.
Applicants will be assessed based on their academic record, their commitment to exploring their subject at a higher level, and their teacher’s reference. Trinity’s residentials form a significant part of the college’s widening participation programme. Therefore we are particularly keen to identify students with little or no family tradition of higher education, those whose schools don’t send many applicants to Cambridge, and students who’ve spent any time in care.
For the Law Residential, there are no specific A level (or equivalent qualification) subject requirements.
Elizabeth from Oxford said that, “Meeting the academics in person was reassuring as they were friendly and approachable. It was also really helpful to hear about the various areas of Law as that helped me to gain a clearer understanding of what the subject entails.” (Law Residential 2015).
“It was great meeting people who shared and interest in the subject and I was amazed at just how welcoming all the staff and students were at Trinity. In short space of time I was there, I really felt part of the college community which I never expected prior to the residential. I came out of the residential with an enhanced passion for wanting to study Law, the knowledge of what that would entail and the advice required to make a competitive application.” (Cameron from Southport, Law Residential 2015).
“It was an amazing experience that really captured the essence of the hard work and satisfaction that a Law degree at Cambridge can offer.” (Mollie from Horncastle, Law Residential 2015).