Law Residential 4th – 5th July 2017

Applications for this event are now closed. Applications are still open for other Trinity Access events – students  may be interested in our English Taster Day in July, or our Language-Based Humanities Residential in August.

Candidates will be notified on the success of their application on Monday 5th July – if you haven’t heard from us by 6pm on that date, please contact Caitlin at


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).

You may also be interested in our English Taster Day in July, or our Language-Based Humanities Residential in August.