students on Grove Lawn

Outreach

Fitzwilliam College is committed to encouraging applications from all students who show real academic potential, regardless of social or educational background.

The College does not simply want to encourage all students to apply to Cambridge, but rather our emphasis is on providing students with the right information for them to make suitable decisions about their own futures. We want all students to fulfill their potential in a Higher Education Institution or Apprenticeship program which suits them best. 


Schools Liaison Officer

The College is committed to providing resources and information to schools which do not have a history of sending students to Cambridge but which aspire to do so in the future. For this reason, Fitzwilliam College has a full-time Schools Liaison Officer (SLO). 

The SLO runs events to encourage students to progress to Higher Education, which provide up-to-date, accurate information about Cambridge to break down misconceptions about university life. They also offer advice to students on our admissions process, including personal statements and interviews. 

They can be contacted at schools.liaison@fitz.cam.ac.uk.

School Groups

Schools are encouraged to arrange visits to Fitzwilliam through our SLO. If we are unable to accommodate your request for a visit or tour, we will redirect you to another college or other events open to your students. If your school falls outside our Link Areas of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Hammersmith and Fulham, we may ask your Link College to host your visit instead. 

To accommodate all schools, the SLO can either go out to visit a school, or arrange for the school to come to Fitzwilliam.

Individual or Small Groups

The SLO is regularly available to offer tours to prospective applicants. Where possible, we will try to arrange tours of the college from current students. If you would like a tour, or would like to speak to the SLO or Admissions Tutors please contact the SLO ahead of time. Visitors are welcome to tour Fitzwilliam at times when the College is open to visitors, but we cannot guarantee that someone will be available to speak to. 

Travel and Accommodation

We appreciate that for some visitors a day-trip to Cambridge is not feasible, due to cost, distance or disability. In such cases, we endeavor to provide suitable accommodation or travel assistance for visitors, on a case-by-case basis. If you require assistance in these matters, please contact the SLO to arrange your visit.

female students at entrance