English Taster Day at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

English Taster

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Do you have a passion for English Literature? This exciting and interactive after-school Subject Taster session is designed to provide potential applicants with a flavour of undergraduate study at Cambridge, and an opportunity to explore topics beyond what is covered within the school curriculum. 

Register for this event for:

- Exclusive access to lectures by English fellows at Fitzwilliam

- Meet our Director of Studies and explore the subject of a lecture in more depth

- Join current undergraduates for small-group interactive sessions in the style of Cambridge supervisions

- More information about studying English at Cambridge and an opportunity to ask questions

- Dedicated teacher session

The event is free of charge and will be hosted on Zoom. A link to the webinar will be sent out to attendees before the event.


Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 5.30pm (recorded material to be sent 24 hours in advance)

For: Year 12 students (or equivalent) attending a UK state-maintained school. Students may be accompanied by a teacher.

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event

Programme is subject to change.

To register for this event, please complete the online registration form here.

The number of participants in this event are limited in order to promote interactivity. In the event of over subscription, places will be allocated according to widening participation criteria. Completing the registration form does not guarantee a place.

English Taster Day feedback

The 2019 English Taster Day took place on Monday 18 March 2019

The Taster Day consisted of a series of taster sessions given by experts in the field of English, including Hero Chalmers the Director of Studies in English at Fitzwilliam College. There were also talks on applying to Cambridge and tours of the College. Attendees had the opportunity to chat informally with current English students throughout the day. A complimentary lunch was also provided. Feedback from attendees below:

Feedback about our Taster Day:

"Very impressed with the standard of academics"

"Wonderful, welcoming and insightful"

"interactive and engaging"

Feedback about our College:

"Very inviting, great facilities and friendly people"

"Beautiful surroundings, great facilities and friendly approachable people"

"A lovely charming College with supporting staff who evidently care for the academic and personal welfare of the students. Amazing facilities and very helpful students to talk to"

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If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Register here!