University of Cambridge



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: 


Date Event
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

Past Events

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: