Engineering Residential

Residential Dates: 27th-30th, July 2020

Applications for this event are now open. Please note that this form allows you to sign up for events run by several different colleges at Cambridge. You can tick all that interest you – you need only complete this form once, and it will be your application for all the events that you have ticked ‘yes’ to. Please read the first page of the form carefully, and make sure to check the eligibility requirements of each event that you are interested in.

You can complete the application form here. The deadline to apply for this event is the 27th March 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

This event is new for 2020. Further details will be uploaded in due course as the programme is developed.

Questions not answered on this page? Email the Schools Liaison Officers Ellie and Lizzie:


What’s involved?

Trinity College are pleased to introduce a new residential for Year 12 students interested in Engineering.

During this residential you will attend lectures and classes taught by Cambridge academics, as well as having opportunities to explore the city and to take part in a range of social activities. You will also get the chance to meet current fellows and undergraduates, and gain a fantastic insight into what it’s like to live and study at Trinity. There will also be sessions on choosing a course, applications and student life.

The residential is free, including all accommodation and food costs, and there are funds available to cover travel expenses to and from Cambridge for those who need it.


Eligibility and Selection

You must be:

  • Attending a UK state (non-fee-paying) school
  • In Year 12 (England and Wales; S5 Scotland, Year 13 Northern Ireland) and aged 16 or over by the first day of the event
  • Taking A-Level (or equivalent) Mathematics and Physics, plus at least one other science subject such as Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology.

Preference will be given to students studying Further Maths to at least AS Level amongst their subjects. Please note the following information from the University web page for Engineering:

‘Further Mathematics is very strongly encouraged. If unavailable or you’ve recognised its desirability too late, we’d advise you to do as much additional pure maths and mechanics as possible, e.g. by studying advanced material or Further Mathematics AS Level.’

How will we select between applicants?

Applicants will be assessed based on (in no particular order or weighting):

  • Academic record (which will be assessed in the context of your school)
  • Commitment to exploring their subject at a higher level
  • Teacher reference

Beyond this, we also particularly encourage and will look to prioritise applicants who fulfil the above and the following, as part of our commitment to widening participation:

  • Will be the first in your family to go to university (i.e. your parents/carers did not attend university; excludes siblings)
  • Attend a school which sends few students to Cambridge or Oxford
  • Have spent any time in care
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals, or the 16-19 bursary
  • Are from an underrepresented region of the UK, particularly the North East, North West, or South West of England, or anywhere in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Are a refugee
  • Has significant caring responsibilities (e.g. for a parent/carer or siblings that affects you ability/time to study)
  • Live in an area identified as having lower socio-economic advantage or low progression rates to higher education
  • Are from an underrepresented ethnic group

If selected to attend, you will be sent a confirmation form and a code of conduct, which must be signed by a parent or guardian, and returned by post or scanned via email to Trinity College. This is to confirm that you have permission to attend the residential.