Matthew 1

Hi! I’m Matt, a second-year Politics Student, and the JCSU Access and Higher Education Officer for 2017. As Access Officer, I am responsible for outreach and widening participation, as well as admissions, in particular supporting prospective applicants from backgrounds traditionally less well represented in the University of Cambridge.

I wholeheartedly believe that anyone is capable of studying at Cambridge, regardless of their background, and it’s my job to make sure these prospective applicants are informed and empowered to be able to do so, as well as feeling welcome in our college community. I work closely with the Jesus College Admissions Office to help to organise and run our Access Tours in our link areas – Tyne & Wear, Brent and Ealing, and Westminster – as well as our Access Residentials, open days, and regular talks. I am also the link between students and the college on any matters relating to higher education, whether that be bursaries, scholarships or otherwise.

Whether you are a prospective student or a current Jesuan, and have any questions or queries related to my responsibilities, or any concerns you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me via jcsu-access@jesus.cam.ac.uk.