Y12 students contemplating an application to Oxford or Cambridge University next year had the opportunity to take part in a superb talk on Tuesday where future, current and former Oxbridge students were on hand to talk about their experiences - to give potential applicants the benefit of their experiences.
Mr Hammersley talked about Cambridge University, the importance of visiting the location, the superb social opportunities and the academic benefits. A Liverpool College Y13 student (and Wilton Scholar) Yasmin H, spoke about the importance of researching the courses to make sure you find one that is right one for you. Her advice - 'If you have the grades and the passion, you have every right to apply' really resonated with many of the students. Yasmin received an offer this year for Oxford University to study Geography. Nathaniel D, a Y12 student from Hope Academy, has also been offered a place at Oxford University next year. He spoke about the application process, his personal statement and his interview. Finally, Rhianna W, a second year student at Oxford University, spoke about what life is really like, both as a residential student living at St John College and also as a virtual student as Oxford moved online throughout 2020-2021. She spoke with great passion and enthusiasm for her course, the level of academic challenge, the social life and what it feels like to be taught by world-renowned experts in their academic feild. All students who attended the talk found the talk extremely informative and beneficial.