Christ's College regular webinars

From February until August we offer online events (or webinars) for prospective students to access from home.

Regular webinarsBetween March and August 2020 we ran sixteen regular webinars in addition to our open days for students applying this year. The regular webinars will start up again in late January / February 2021 for prospective applicants who are considering an application to Cambridge in October 2021 (for Oct 2022 or deferred Oct 23 entry).

As long as you have an internet connection, you can access the webinars from a fixed computer, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone.

Once you have registered for a webinar, you will get an email with details of how to join the webinar. At the time of the webinar you will need to click on a link and enter the password you've been given. Please do not share these joining details - if a friend would also like to take part, ask them to do their own registration.

After the webinar you will receive a follow-up email (normally the day after) with links to further information and resources.

When is the next Christ's webinar?

Please see the open days page to see when the next webinar is and complete the registration form if you'd like to take part. The regular webinars are advertised between late January and August.

If you find the time on an advertised webinar inconvenient, note that over time we will provide some variations in the time of day for our webinars and ensure that at least some of each type of webinar are scheduled at times accessible to long-distance international students.


Regular webinars that we offer

Title Content Feedback from previous participants

Christ's College: a look at the grounds and facilities

(UK and non-UK)

Approx duration:
75 mins

As it is not possible to visit Christ's College at the moment, in this webinar we show you a map and lots of photos of the grounds and facilities, talking you through what you are seeing. There will be an opportunity to type questions for us to answer as well.

These webinars are advertised on our open days page, and registration is required. We will vary the time of day.

We're taking a break while we do this year's application round, so  the next look at the grounds and facilities webinar will be scheduled in February.

  • "I thought it was very informative and it provided great insight into life at Christ's College, the grounds and accommodation. The use of images made it easy to visualise."
  • "The speaker was very clear and detailed. The slides were well chosen also."
  • "I found it really useful and insightful. The pictures were very clear and the presentation worked well alongside the commentary. It was really helpful to hear about colleges rather than just reading information on websites as I think it allows for a greater understanding and view of the college."

Cambridge for beginners

(UK, completed Year 12 only)

Approx duration:
90 - 100 mins

If we ask how much you already know about studying at / applying to Cambridge on a scale of 1-10 and your answer would be 3 or less, this introductory session is for you. It is designed for UK students inYear 12 (S5 Scotland, Y13 Northern Ireland).

This session may be especially helpful if you are the first in your family to apply to university or if you come from a background where not many apply to university.

The webinar will cover the basics and give you information about next steps for finding out more.

We're taking a break while we do this year's application round, so  the next Cambridge for Beginners webinar will be scheduled in February.

  • "A really detailed overview of studying at Cambridge and a good insight into the benefits of the colleges and activities which take place there."
  • "Kind host, incredibly informative. Especially liked insights on what is expected of a Cambridge student."
  • The section on admissions was especially useful as to what is necessary and not necessary. I would definitely recommend this webinar to anyone who is interested in Cambridge."
  • "All aspects I found very helpful and reassuring about some previous concerns."
  • "Subject researching options on University's website was broken down into locations such as department page, college page, student profiles and so on. I found this very helpful since it looked very confusing and overwhelming before."

Personal Statements

(UK and non-UK)

Approx duration:
1 hour

In this session, we will cover all aspects of the personal statement: what to include, how to structure it, and what universities will be looking for. There will also be advice and suggestions about what you can be doing over the summer to discuss in the personal statement.

This session is for students making an application in Sept/Oct 2021 for entry in October 2022 (or deferred entry in October 2023).

We're taking a break while we do this year's application round, so  the next Personal Statements  webinar will be scheduled in February.

  • "Really relevant and useful advice."
  • "It provided me with greater insight as to what I should include and how I should include it - I was struggling massively with the latter so it was very helpful."
  • "I thought the webinar was incredibly helpful! My school offers no help with the application process and I was a bit lost. The webinar gave me a very clear picture of what is expected and I've even started writing my personal statement now. I thought the power point was great and I also loved that the webinar was interactive."
  • "The person doing it was really friendly, and she answered all of the questions really well and clearly."


Further notes

  • When you join one of these webinars, your webcam and microphone will be turned off. You will, however, be able to type by clicking on Q&A at the bottom of your screen and typing in your question. If you're on a laptop, the Q&A button will already be on your screen. If you're on a phone or tablet, you'll normally need to tap at the bottom of the screen to make the button appear.
  • Students from outside the UK are advised to also look at the Christ's International Webinars as well as other online events for international students.

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