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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The deadline for booking a place on this course has passed. Please use the 'Ask a Question' button to register your interest in future or similar courses.

Our one-week virtual Pre-University Summer Programme provides an opportunity for high school students aged 16–18 to get a taste of future undergraduate study. Whatever your current interests, discover new disciplines and topics that will push you outside your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions. 

Please note this programme has now ended. To register your interest in similar programmes in 2021 please go to 'Ask a Question'.




All content is accessible through a secure Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which is restricted to students on the programme only and monitored by our team on a regular basis. The virtual Pre-University Summer Programme runs for one week and content will remain available to access on the VLE for 2 weeks after the programme has finished.

Content will normally amount to c.2hrs per day across the week, comprising of pre-recorded material delivered by a range of University of Cambridge academics and invited subject specialists. There will also be the opportunity for you to engage in written form with other course participants and discuss content via the Student Forum. You may also need to complete reading or other preparation suggested in advance of the course.

Some content may also have elements of optional live discussions via Zoom.

We therefore suggest that you set aside approximately 2-3 hours of study per day to complete each day’s content and activities. However, this does not need to be done in one sitting, and you have the flexibility to access content when and where you want, and to go back and review it as often as you wish.

Content is made available on each day of the programme.

A Certificate of Participation for the programme will be sent electronically, upon request via email, after the end of the Summer Festival. Details will be provided on the VLE.

Course dates

20 Jul 2020 to 24 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

13 Jul 2020

Course fee



Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

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