This page is for 2021 entry students who are attending our Bridging Course. It is part of the Christ's College, Cambridge offer-holders section.
If you are attending our August/September 2021 Bridging Course, this page will keep you updated with further information (if you are not sure if this is relevant, please see the FAQ's).
What is the Bridging Course?
The Bridging Course is a collaboration between Christ's, Gonville & Caius and King's Colleges. This is a unique opportunity providing some extra support to a small number of new students across the three Colleges for the transition to studying at Cambridge. Overall it should be enjoyable and it should help you to feel a bit more ready for starting your course in October.
During the course, the selected students will participate in a range of both academic and social sessions to help familiarise themselves with the city, their colleges and being a student at Cambridge. It's a fantastic chance to find your feet ahead of October as well as getting to meet other students from across Cambridge in a variety of subjects. Academic sessions will incorporate both more general sessions and those specific to the subject area, with the aim of refining study skills, whilst a variety of social activities will allow you to meet both incoming first years and some current undergraduates. Every participant in the programme will also have a current undergraduate from their own college to support them in the transition to Cambridge.
'I was able to get the opportunity to look round my college, where I will be living for the next 3 years, and the surrounding area and meet a range of nice people so I will have some familiar faces when I start.' - Bridging Course participant 2020
When does the Bridging Course take place?
The Bridging Course dates for 2021 will be confirmed once there is a firm timeline for A-level results release but are likely to take place during the period 28 August-18 September 2021. We are planning for this to include one week in person in Cambridge, followed by approximately one week of further sessions online. You are expected to attend for the full duration of the course, both in person and online.
Is there a cost?
No. The Bridging Course is entirely free and will include accommodation and meals for the duration of the stay, plus financial assistance with travel and other costs. Students will stay in accommodation at their own college.
The 2021 Bridging Course
100% of participants said they felt more confident about coming to Cambridge after attending the Bridging Course in 2020