Camspire BPA scheme

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Apply for the CamSpire BPA Scheme

Welcome to the online application system for the CamSpire BPA Scheme.

CamSpire is a novel initiative in its first year, currently run by CUSU to inspire young Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Arab (BPA) students to apply to selective universities. The programme will allow you to experience both the academic and social life here at Cambridge, as well as alleviate any potential concerns you may have, with students who were in your position in the past. The idea is to give those who have little or no experience of university a taste of student life at Cambridge, in real time, with real people. We especially welcome applications from those who would be the first in their immediate family to attend university.

The programme runs over the course of 18 months, from Spring of Year 11 (or equivalent) to Autumn of Year 13 (or equivalent), and includes three trips to Cambridge; a residential event in Years 11 and 12, followed by an interview workshop in Year 13. These will be run by current BPA students. Accommodation and meals within the Cambridge colleges are provided free of charge as part of the Shadowing Scheme. Travel can be reimbursed on a needs basis.

Between these visits, participants will have access to online mentoring with current students studying the same subjects, with most from a BPA background. You will also have access to some online webinars and vlogs.

If you have any questions, please contact us via access@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Year 11 Residential: 14th-17th April

Application form

Student applicants: apply now!

Consent forms

About this system

This online sign-up system is written with security and your privacy in mind. Submitted data will be used strictly for the purposes of administering the CamSpire BPA Scheme and will be not be transmitted to third parties or passed/sold on for marketing/other purposes. Data is transmitted encrypted using HTTPS.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Webmaster if you have any security/privacy questions about the system.