Area Links Scheme

As part of the University of Cambridge Area Links Scheme, Downing works particularly with maintained sector schools and colleges in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. Our Outreach Team organise a series of visits and events both online and in-person for students in Years 9-13.

We also put on events in Cambridge open to students from across the UK. Past examples include our Subject Admissions Webinars and our Discover Downing Scholars Programme, aimed at supporting underrepresented students in higher education.  A full list of events being run across the Collegiate University can be found here.

If you are a current teacher in one of our area link regions, and would like to organise a visit, please get in touch via

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.