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Events for Care Leavers and Children in Care

In 2010, the Cambridge Admissions Office launched Realise – a project designed to encourage more young people in care to consider higher education. See the Snapshots to read what some of our Realise event participants have to say about visiting the University.

Below are details of forthcoming events, as well as a link to past events (please also see the information, right, about the Open Days and Events Travel Fund). If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to receive the latest news and event details, please email your details to: care@cao.cam.ac.uk 

Realise

Date Event
27 October 2014

History and Politics Day flyerHistory and Politics Day
For children in care in school years 10-13

Explore the nature of studying History and Politics, and develop your powers of persuasion in a debating workshop.

Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: free event, lunch is provided

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 9am on Monday 20 October, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

***BOOKING CLOSED***


Download the History and Politics Day flyer

28 October 2014

Engineer for the Day flyerEngineer for the Day
For children in care in school years 7-9 and 10-13 (the two age groups will be divided)

Design and build your own bridge during our hands-on engineering workshop and find out about careers in engineering.

Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: free event, lunch is provided

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 9am on Monday 20 October, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

***BOOKING CLOSED***


Download the Engineer for the Day flyer

30 October 2014

Higher Education Taster Day flyerHigher Education Taster Day
For children in care in school years 11-13

Find out about making university choices and applications, and the support available for care leavers. Plus talk to current students, and look around student areas at a Cambridge College.

Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: free event, lunch is provided

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 9am on Wednesday 22 October, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

***BOOKING CLOSED***


Download the Higher Education Taster Day flyer

31 October 2014

Explore the Mind flyerExplore the Mind
For children in care in school years 7-9

Discover how the brain works, why we think the way we do and how this shapes our behaviour.

Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: free event, lunch is provided

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 9am on Friday 24 October.

Bookings > >

Group bookings > >


Download the Explore the Mind flyer

9 December 2014

Stargazing flyerStargazing
For children in care in school years 9-13

Hear all about the solar system from an astrophysicist, stargaze using ancient and modern telescopes (weather permitting), and dine at St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Time: 5pm-9pm
Cost: free event, dinner is provided

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 9am on Tuesday 2 December, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

Bookings > >

Group bookings > >


Download Stargazing flyer

Events archive

To view an archive of past Realise events, see Past Care Events and Open Days.

If you’d like to be added to the Realise mailing list, please email your details to: care@cao.cam.ac.uk