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We are involved in two residential courses for school pupils which are hosted in conjunction with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT).  Please note: applications need to made well in advance directly with the EDT - more info at

  • Our Insight: Focus on Materials course introduces approximately 36 Year 12 / S5 students to the way in which materials science is taught at the University of Cambridge. The students spend time attending lectures and practical sessions during their four-day residential course. There are additional sessions covering other aspects of university life. This course, formerly known as Headstart, has run annually since 2010 (except for 2013, when the Department moved to a new facility, and 2020 & 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

  • [This course is currently paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic] Our Inspire course is suitable for Year 11 / S4 girls and introduces Materials Science themes alongside other transferable skills.  This course is delivered in conjunction with a Cambridge College.