Shadowing Scheme

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Apply for the Shadowing Scheme

Parent/guardian: confirm a student's application

Welcome! Please fill out the form below. But first some information about the scheme …

Dear parent/guardian,

**Please do not reply directly to this email, instead email**

Here is some key information about the CUSU Shadowing Scheme:

The scheme runs from Thursday afternoon until Saturday lunchtime. Your child will need to make their own way to and from Cambridge, although Cambridge students will be there meet them from the station. Travel expenses may be reimbursed on a needs basis.

Throughout the scheme your child will be accommodated in one of the Cambridge colleges and will be provided with meals free of charge. Most of the activities throughout the scheme will be free of charge for your child to take part in.

Although most of your child’s time will be spent accompanying their mentor to lectures and being shown round Cambridge there may be some time where your child will be unaccompanied in the city. Each participant in the scheme will be given several contact numbers for situations in which they may need to urgently get in touch with someone in charge of the scheme or their mentor.

Each mentor on the scheme has been DBS checked and given a code of conduct, which all participants in the scheme are required to sign.

The scheme is a great opportunity for your child to experience what studying at Cambridge is like and we hope that, should they be selected, they will have an extremely enjoyable experience.

Best wishes,


Olivia Hylton-Pennant
CUSU Access & Funding Officer

This form should be filled in by the guardian once the student has applied.

To fill in this form you must use the student's application ID.
This will be shown automatically when you use the link in the e-mail you got or which the student gave you.

Application ID: *  

This section asks for various information for the application. Those fields marked with a * must be completed.

We require your phone/e-mail address so that the application can be verified if necessary.

Your name: * E.g. Ms Sam Smith
Your e-mail address:  
Contact phone number (day): *  
Contact phone number (evening):  
Name of second contact (to be used in emergency only): *  
Emergency contact number (day): *  
Emergency contact number (evening):  
Was your child eligible for Free School Meals before Year 12?: * See Eligibility criteria
Parent/Guardian 1: Occupation/job: *  
Parent/Guardian 2: Occupation/job:  
Qualifications of: Parent/Guardian 1: *  
Qualifications of: Parent/Guardian 2:  


This section asks you to confirm your details.
Consent: *
DOUBLE-CHECK the details above.: *

* Items marked with an asterisk [*] are required fields and must be fully completed.