CAMScot brings together prospective Cambridge applicants, schools, current Cambridge undergraduates and Cambridge alumni with the single aim to help more Scottish state secondary school pupils win places at the University of Cambridge. All assistance is voluntary and all services are free.

To seek assistance or to volunteer to help please register below.

[We shall respond to all Registrations. Unfortunately we have experienced an increase in the incidence of replies being diverted to junk mail. Please check your junk or spam folders – or email us direct at pkr1@cantab.net – if you are expecting a response and it has not arrived].

For school pupils

You are a high achiever. You are applying to university in October 2023. You want to try for Cambridge. You would like to talk to a current undergraduate or recent graduate. You would like help with the application process and with interview practice. Follow the tabs at the top for more information and click on the link above to register for mentoring (by July 2023) and interview practice (by October 2023).

Alternatively, you can email pkr1@cantab.net if you would just like to discuss possibilities and what is involved.

For teachers and school support professionals

You would like to encourage and support high achieving young people in your school to apply for Cambridge University. By registering via the link above you will be kept informed of developments, be able to pose specific questions and be invited to join on-line briefings about applying to Cambridge.

For potential mentors – current undergraduates and recent graduates

You are a current undergraduate or recent graduate of the University and you would be willing to help prospective applicants learn about Cambridge, navigate the application process and develop critical thinking about their subject. Register via the link above and you will go on our volunteer mentor database and we shall contact you if and when there is an applicant in your subject area who would like assistance. You will be under no obligation if any proposal is inconvenient.

For Cambridge alumni

You are a Cambridge University alumnus/a and are interested in supporting CAMScot. By registering here you will receive information on our progress and invitations to help. We need assistance in publicising the initiative – particularly to schools – and in interview coaching and mentoring. Please click on the link above to help more Scots get to Cambridge.

Who we are

CAMScot is an initiative of the Cambridge Society of Edinburgh, the largest, registered Cambridge alumni organisation north of the border. We rely on volunteers amongst alumni, current students and teachers to reach Scottish school pupils to inspire more successful applications to Cambridge. We have close ties with the University but we are not official representatives acting on behalf of the University.

We rely wholly on volunteers to deliver assistance and all services are free.


The aims of the CAMScot programme are supported by both the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Society of Edinburgh , but neither entity offers any underwriting or guarantees of its activities. All those offering mentoring to prospective students have obtained the necessary PVG clearances under the law of Scotland. Please follow this link for our Safeguarding and Privacy Policies and Procedures.