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Cambridge Admissions Office course timetable

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February 2023

Wed 1

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Thu 2
Theory of Change Workshop new [Places] 09:15 - 10:45 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

NB: if you would like to join this session remotely, please let us know in the special requirements of your booking and we can send you a Microsoft Teams link.

This hybrid session will cover the basics of an underpinning Theory of Change for access & participation interventions and focus on worked examples. It will also involve playing the Changebusters game developed by Advance HE, which aims to develop your understanding of the concepts by developing a hypothetical theory of change.

ADS Research Unit Briefing: Predicted Grades Accuracy new [Places] 14:15 - 15:15 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

NOTE: if you wish to join this briefing remotely, please state this in the special requirements section of your booking (so we can manage expected numbers in the room).

A series of briefings from the ADS Research Unit taking you through a recent research paper they have produced examining admissions and widening participation at the University of Cambridge.

This session from Rachel Sequeira will provide an overview of her 2021 research into the accuracy of predicted A Level grades for University of Cambridge applicants, including breakdowns by A Level subject or applicant characteristics.

This session will be recorded and made available afterwards for those who can’t attend.

Tue 7
Access & Participation: Supporting students' transition to undergraduate study showcase new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Student Services Centre, New Wing Seminar Room

VENUE CHANGE: Due to a clash, the venue for this event has changed and is now to be held in the New Wing Seminar room in the SSC.

PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to join this session remotely, please say so in the special requirements section of your booking so we can manage numbers in the room and ensure we send you a Teams link.

This is an opportunity for staff supporting students with their transition to undergraduate study to share good practice and useful findings from their experiences working with Cambridge students. There will be showcases by speakers working with current students with an opportunity for Q&A, as well as time for networking and building connections with colleagues across the Collegiate University.

Any colleagues interested in contributing a short (ten minutes max) presentation to the showcase would be very welcome to do so and should email apevaluation@admin.cam.ac.uk in the first instance.

Tue 14
ADS Research Unit Briefing: Differential Offers new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

NOTE: if you wish to join this briefing remotely, please state this in the special requirements section of your booking (so we can manage expected numbers in the room).

A series of briefings from the ADS Research Unit taking you through a recent research paper they have produced examining admissions and widening participation at the University of Cambridge.

This session from Alexa Horner will provide an overview of her 2022 research exploring whether differentially lower offers (aka contextual admissions) might be justified at the University of Cambridge for applicants from certain under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

This session will be recorded and made available afterwards for those who can’t attend.

March 2023

Tue 7

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.