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About us

Target Schools is a campaign run by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) which sends current students back to their schools or other schools in their area to talk to pupils about university. It might be about applying to university, it might be about what life is like as a student at Cambridge – whatever the topic, Target Schools is about giving school students a chance to ask university students about their lives, and about breaking down the myths and stereotypes that surround Cambridge.

If you’re a teacher, you can use this site to request a visit from a current student. We’ll put out the request to our student volunteers, and try our best to find a student from your area to come and speak at your school. You can also find links to more information for you and your students from both CUSU and the University of Cambridge.

If you’re a student volunteer, this site should provide you with all the resources you need to carry out your own successful school visits. You can create an account, and we’ll try to match you up to schools that have requested a visit. You’ll be able to get hold of sample presentations and talks, and sign up for training when it’s on. Finally, you’ll be able to record your visits and provide feedback so that we can support future visits by you or other volunteers as well as possible.

If you’ve got any questions about any part of the campaign, or the website, email Sam, the CUSU Access Officer: access@cusu.cam.ac.uk