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Promising Students attend Oxbridge Conference


Promising Students attend Oxbridge Conference

On Monday 27 March, four of our promising students attended an Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Conference held at the rather lovely Epsom Downs Racecourse. As well as picking up to tips about how to succeed in the competitive admissions process, the students were able to select sessions from Oxford and Cambridge subject specialists on a range of courses from Medicine to Law, Oriental Studies and Anthropology. Meanwhile staff were given up to date advice on how best to support their students with their applications.

The students who attended were very enthusiastic about the day and found it extremely useful.

Chloe: “I found the Chemistry talk really helpful as it honed in on more detail about interviews on how to get in, and what the course would entail. This was especially helpful as it gave more information than what is published online.”

Annicke: “The medicine at Oxford talk was very useful as the speaker had a lot of experience with Admissions. Hearing opinions and advice from a current student also helped, as they were recently in the same position as you.”

Scarlet: “The day overall was highly beneficial  in helping me to decide what course I would like to apply for. There was a lot of insight into the application process, university life and the course specifics, which has helped me to understand the whole Oxbridge process more clearly. After listening to multiple lectures, the Philosophy, Politics and Economics course stood out to me specifically, and I also liked the interactivity of questioning “what is dishonesty” in the Law lecture. Overall the information I have gained from this day will help me out infinitely during the application process.”

Grace: “I found the lecture on how to make my application especially valuable, as it told me how I should write my personal statement and removed any ‘interview myths’ that I had heard prior to this day. In terms of the subject lectures, I particularly enjoyed the Philosophy, Politics and Economics lecture as it consolidated my ambition to go to Oxford and it made me more motivated to work hard and get there, as I really liked what the course entailed.”

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