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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Resources for Teachers

If you are supporting a young person who is thinking about their university options, it is likely that you have your own questions and concerns about them entering higher education.

We value enormously the support and encouragement that teachers, tutors, and HE advisers give to students who may be thinking of applying here. You'll find lots of useful advice and guidance in the Advice for teachers, tutors & HE advisers pages. Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) and College admissions offices are always available to give advice to teachers on admissions policy and other matters.

The University’s comprehensive guide for teachers, tutors and HE advisors can be found here.

As well as events for prospective students, a number of events for teachers, tutors, and HE advisers are organised by the Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) and several of the Colleges. These events provide up-to-date information about the University, including the application procedure and the range of outreach activities on offer. Below are some of the initiatives with which the MMLL Faculty and the Language Centre are particularly involved. 


WhyNotLang@Cam: Outreach Activities

We organise and deliver a number of events for schools (mainly in the East of England) with low participation in Higher Education, to promote transition and progression from KS3 to KS4; from KS4 to Sixth Form and from Sixth Form into studying languages at university level.


Teachers' Workshop and Residential

The Teachers' Workshop is a one-day event designed for teachers and advisers who directly support and advise sixth-form students applying to the University of Cambridge. It will provide you with the most up-to-date information on our application, selection and interview procedures.

Sutton Trust Cambridge Teacher Residential is a two day residential initiative which runs alongside the Sutton Trust Summer Schools for Year 12 students each summer. The Teacher Residential offers teachers from UK state-maintained sector schools and colleges the opportunity to develop their understanding of high quality subject-specific enrichment for highly-able students, in order to support strong applications to top universities, including Cambridge.



The Prince’s Teaching Institute

The Prince's Teaching Institute has worked in partnership with the University of Cambridge since the charity was created in 2006. Many of its academic speakers are drawn from Cambridge faculties, including several from the Cambridge MML Faculty. We hope to meet you on a Prince's Trust event soon! 


Area Links Scheme

The University's Area Links Scheme enables the Cambridge Colleges to build effective, coherent relationships with schools and colleges across the UK. It gives schools and colleges a direct way of staying in touch with the University by providing specific contact points, and it enables the Cambridge Colleges to get to know specific regions and the local educational environments.

All Cambridge Colleges share a willingness to provide advice and guidance, and to listen to your perspectives on what we can do to help make Cambridge as accessible as possible to all students with the ability and potential to study here.


Oxford and Cambridge Outreach Network

The Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network was founded to highlight opportunities for both teachers and students to find out more about studying at Oxford or Cambridge. It brings together details of upcoming events, helpful resources and information, and booking for school visits.