Trinity’s Teacher Visitor Scheme

Trinity College is committed to working with schools in the UK, locally, regionally and nationally to raise aspirations and educational attainment among their pupils, and to widen participation in higher education. The College is extending its range of activities by inviting teachers to participate in a new Teacher Visitor Scheme.

Teachers are invited to apply for short-term positions as Teacher Visitors at Trinity College, Cambridge, during one of their school’s half-term breaks in October or February. The scheme is open to teachers at UK schools in the maintained and private sector. Teachers should have some experience of working with pupils applying to Cambridge.

The aim of the scheme is to enable teachers to understand more about the Cambridge admissions system and how Colleges work. In turn, Trinity College wants to keep abreast of the issues schools face and how those relate to student applications to Trinity and Cambridge. We would like to learn from visitors’ knowledge and experience of the changing school educational environment to help inform Trinity’s approach to encouraging the best students to apply to the College.

Applications are now invited for a visit of up to one week during the half-term breaks in October 2017, and February 2018.

How the scheme works  

There will be up to four places for Teacher Visitors at Trinity each year. Applicants are asked to specify preferred dates, though indications of flexibility will be welcome.

Visits will be tailored to meet teachers’ individual needs and interests and will include:

  • Meetings with key Admissions staff and Schools Liaison Officers in College
  • Meetings with members of Trinity’s teaching staff in relevant subject areas.
  • Opportunities to observe small group teaching and attend University lectures.
  • Opportunities to gather information about Cambridge and the admissions process

Visitors will be offered free accommodation and meals during their visit. A study room will be set aside within the Admissions Office.


As well as College accommodation and meals, Trinity will contribute to travel costs to and from Cambridge. The College will cover replacement teaching costs for teachers from the maintained sector.

How to apply

Applications will be considered from teachers who hold teaching posts in the United Kingdom and who are engaged in education for university entry in the 16 to 18 age range. Applicants should normally have a minimum of three years’ secondary or further education experience. Successful candidates will be expected to obtain leave or secondment from their school’s governing body.

Applications are currently being accepted for:

Deadlines apply to both applications and references.

For any queries about the scheme or the application process, please contact the Schools Liaison Office