Trip to Cambridge University

On Thursday, 15 Year 12 and Year 13 students travelled to Cambridge as part of our Oxbridge application support programme. Noah R (Y12 Howson's) has written an account of the day:

We arrived at Magdalene College at around 11:30 am. We were given a tour of the grounds and the architecture was amazing. We were also given a tour of the Library which was huge. We were then shown around the student village.

After lunch, at around 2.00 pm we went on a tour of Gonville and Caius as well as seeing a physiology lecture theatre. The rest of our afternoon was made up of several sessions: one where we were given a perspective of how university essays work and how to manage time at university as we were given a university essay style question. Furthermore, we had a session where the Student Liaison Officer gave us valuable advice about the admissions process at Cambridge as well as how to prepare for the exams and teaching at the University. We finished the day by taking a walk to the ‘beach’ at the river where a current student told us a story of how a former student fell into a tourist’s punt at the river.

It was a very enjoyable day with some very good advice which will have definitely helped all of the students when the time comes to apply to universities. We thank Mr Broekman and Mrs Cassidy for taking us.