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Events Calendar


WhyNotLangs@Cam - Events Calendar

We organise a series of events for students from non-selective schools and colleges across the East of England which encourage them to consider the importance of language skills to benefit their future academic and personal profiles. 

WhyNotLanguages@ Cambridge

Language Enrichment Days for Year 12 Language Students

The programme highlights the importance of languages and presents key features of language study in the University of Cambridge.  Students experience language and literature seminars as well as an undergraduate level lecture to help give a flavour of language study at Cambridge.

Students also learn about the Cambridge application process and receive advice on how to write their personal statement followed by a question and answer session with University and College teaching staff.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to current Cambridge Undergraduates studying in one of our language Faculties.

Upcoming Events

TBC  - Cambridge

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WhyNotLanguages@ Advanced Level

Transition Days for Year 10 Language Students (KS4) Considering Languages at Sixth Form

Students will experience university-style language teaching in one of their current languages of study and are provided with taster sessions in lesser taught languages (e.g. Arabic, Russian and/or Mandarin).  We will also invite current Cambridge Undergraduates to share their experience of language learning and of studying at the University of Cambridge.

Upcoming Events

TBC - Cambridge

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WhyNotLanguages@ GCSE and Beyond

Transition Days for KS3 (Y8/9) Students Considering Languages at KS4

Students will experience a flavour university-style language teaching in one of their current languages of study and be provided with a taster session in a lesser taught language (e.g. Arabic, Russian, or Mandarin).

Upcoming Events

TBC - Cambridge

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We will contact all eligible schools by email when enrolment opens, but if you haven’t heard from us or are interested in finding out more, please email us at:

These events are organised in conjunction with the University's Widening Participation activities.

Latest News


Transition Days for KS3 (Y8/9) Students

Thank you very much #Tring School for a great review following our very successful Outreach Event for Y8-9 students on 15-16 January 2018.


Languages Project with Cambridge University

As part of a nationwide drive to encourage the uptake of languages at GCSE and A-level, Xaverian college teamed up with Cambridge University to offer pupils from schools in and around Manchester the chance to spend a day with language experts.


Spanish A level students ‘adopted’ by Cambridge University linguist

Cambridge University Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) student Anthony Wheeler has adopted our Spanish A level group as part of a scheme to encourage greater take-up of language learning.