Shadowing Scheme

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Apply for the Shadowing Scheme

Welcome to the online application system for the Shadowing Scheme.

**Applications for all parts of the Shadowing Scheme are now closed.**

The CUSU Shadowing Scheme brings UK students from schools without a tradition of top university entry to Cambridge for three days. Prospective students come to Cambridge and spend time with a current undergraduate, studying a subject that you are interested in, who you 'shadow'. 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 Scheme will run on the following dates in 2017:

  • January 19 - 21
  • January 26 - 28
  • February 2 - 4 (also open for prospective mature students)

Student applications will close on December 1st. Teachers and parents will then have until December 7th to complete their parts of the application. Please note: we cannot accept any late applications.

Acceptance form

If you have been notified that you have received a place, please log in and fill out the Acceptance form.

Application form

The student application form is now closed. Please check this webpage later in the year for applications for the next scheme.

Consent forms

The forms for parent/guardian and teacher are now closed. Please check this webpage later in the year for applications for the next scheme.

Mature student applications

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 Shadowing 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.