College to welcome diverse cohort of exceptional students
Approximately one in four students joining Jesus College in October will come from areas with the lowest progression to higher education.
This year we were able to take full part in the UCAS Adjustment process, to offer more places to students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who worked exceptionally hard and exceeded expectations at A Level.
The Adjustment process allows students that meet the University's widening participation criteria, who applied to Cambridge earlier in the year but were not offered a place, and who have performed exceptionally well in their school exams, to be re-considered for a place.
Dr Christopher Burlinson, one of three Admissions Tutors at Jesus, said: “It’s fantastic that this year we have been able to fully engage with the Adjustment process; it has allowed us to welcome some exceptional students who, in spite of difficult circumstances, have excelled through the last six to nine months. We are delighted that we were in a position to recognise their potential.
“We assess every student who applies to study here on the basis of their academic potential. We strongly encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to Jesus College.”
Jenny Jenyon, Tutorial Department Manager, said: “We are delighted by the diversity of the group of students who will arrive in October 2021 and we can’t wait to welcome them to our warm and friendly College.”
From October this year, new undergraduates joining Jesus College will also have access to an enhanced University of Cambridge bursary scheme to help with living costs. Under the new scheme, bursaries of up to £3,500 per year will be given to new undergraduate students from households with an assessed income of up to £62,215, without any application needed.