Regional Teacher Briefings

For teachers and HE/UCAS advisers in our Link Area schools.

Christ's Front GateThe University of Cambridge Regional Teacher Briefings are information and professional development events for teachers, run in local schools and colleges. Their aim is to help teachers and HE Advisers to support academic students to make strong applications to highly selective universities. They are particularly appropriate for Key Stage 5 teachers, tutors or Heads of Year and HE, UCAS or Careers Advisers, though Key Stage 4 teachers who focus on academic progression and transition will benefit from them too.

Christ's College hosts one Regional Teacher Briefing annually in one of our link areas. The events include presentations and workshops covering the entire Cambridge admissions process, from preparing to apply in Year 12, to the decision making process itself, and will provide advice and support resources for every stage of the application, including personal statements, admissions assessments and interviews.


This year's (2018) Regional Teacher Briefing took place at The Priory Academy LSST, Lincoln, on 10 July 2018.  Please see here for the programme for the day.


In future years, Christ's College will be holding Regional Teacher Briefings in the following Link Areas:

  • 2019 - Worcestershire
  • 2020 - Herefordshire
  • 2021 - Lincolnshire

Please note that we host a teacher briefing session for Harrow at the annual Lumina Summer School, which is open to all state schools in our London Link Borough.  You can find out more about the Lumina course here.


Who would benefit from attending?

The information provided will be useful to anyone new to the process of supporting students through the Cambridge admissions process, but will also offer the opportunity for more experienced members of staff to receive the latest updates and to have their questions answered. The event is open to anyone involved in the UCAS process at their schools, whether a teaching or non-teaching member of staff, or anyone who would simply like further information about supporting students in applying to Cambridge.


Where can I find out more?

Email us at if you have any questions about the Regional Teacher Briefings.