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CUSU Access

Many really bright young people don't consider applying to Cambridge at all. Others consider applying but decide against it because they hear the myths that exist about applications and life at Cambridge. CUSU aims to dispel these myths and encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds.

About

About

Of all the things in which you could get involved at Cambridge, this section answers "Why Access?".

Get Involved

Get Involved

CUSU Access runs a wide range of initiatives including the Shadowing Scheme and the Target Scheme. Access initiatives run by CUSU rely on the help of Cambridge students like you, who can add a realistic student perspective to presentations about student life and university. There are loads of different ways that you can contribute

College Access Officers

College Access Officers

This section contains resources for the JCR/MCR Access Officers in each College. They work with Schools Liaison Officers (SLOs) to coordinate the college-level access work such a college residentials for busloads of school students, brief tours around Cambridge, and access buses. They also work to help recruit access volunteers, to excite students about access work and to put together CUSU's Shadowing Scheme.

Access and Funding Team

Access and Funding Team

The CUSU Access and Funding Team is headed by the CUSU Access Officer and comprised of student part-time officers who focus on specific aims of CUSU Access. They organise and lead campaigns and initiatives.

Access Blog

Access Blog

Read our latest updates on HE funding/ widening participation work going on in the University, and access issues internal and external to the University.

Campaigns

Campaigns

CUSU Access runs many different campaigns on issues affecting prospective students, from educational reforms to financial provision, including the recent Save AS-levels Petition.

Access Library

Access Library

Delve into the issues behind widening participation in our Access Library, where you can find major access- and funding-related documents.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Our Alternative Prospectus Website has lots of information for students thinking about applying to Cambridge, including college profiles, student blogs and Ask-A-Student sections.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch if you want to know more about our work or have any queries.