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Events for Care Leavers and Children in Care

Realise

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 

Current Events

Date Event
14 February 2015

Hands on Science Day flyerHands on Science Day
For children in care in school years 7-9

Watch and take part in a variety of scientific experiments, plus find out about university and enjoy a free lunch and tour at a Cambridge College.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 5pm Friday 6 February, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

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17 February 2015

The world through a microscope flyerThe world through a microscope
For children in care in school years 10-13

Hear from a scientist about their research, conduct your own mini-research project on human biology, and make scientific observations using microscopes at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Plus hear from a care leaver student and enjoy a free lunch at a Cambridge College.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 5pm Friday 6 February, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

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Download the world through a microscope flyer

18 February 2015

Election day flyerElection Day
For children in care in school years 7-9

Create your own political party, devise your own manifesto, and promote your ideas! Plus meet a current care leaver student, and enjoy a free lunch and tour of a Cambridge College.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 5pm Wednesday 11 February, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

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Download Election Day flyer

Date Event
19 February 2015

International Development day flyerInternational Development Day: how many jobs are there in a banana?
For children in care in school years 10-13

Discover how international you are, find out what issues are currently affecting people around the world, and how human action can make a difference. Plus meet a current care leaver student, enjoy a free lunch and tour of a Cambridge College.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 5pm Thursday 12 February, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

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Download International Development Day flyer

Date Event
21 February 2015

Theatre Day flyerTheatre Day
For children in care in school years 7-9

Exercise your acting skills in a drama workshop, and go behind the scenes in a technical workshop at the ADC Theatre. Plus meet a current care leaver student, and enjoy a free lunch and tour of a Cambridge College.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Booking will close at 5pm Friday 13 February, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

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Download Theatre Day 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: care@cao.cam.ac.uk