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Students discover Cambridge University

Over sixty students from Year 8 had the opportunity to learn about life at university in a special visit to Selwyn College, one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Students were invited to visit the college by Dr Joe Stanley, the Schools Liaison Officer, through the University’s outreach programme. This enabled our students learn about future study opportunities in higher education and to see for themselves what it would be like to attend university and to study a degree level course.

On arrival Dr Stanley gave a presentation about Cambridge and Selwyn College and explained how students studied through lectures, seminars and tutorials, which is vastly different from school. He also showcased the wide range of degree courses on offer. Students from the university gave accounts of their experience and answered questions regarding their career paths before a tour of the grounds and chapel. Lunch then followed in the grand dining hall of the college.

During the afternoon our students were taken on a tour of the city which included visits to Pembroke College and Peterhouse giving them a broader experience of what it is like to live and study at Cambridge.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Cambridge and found it extremely useful as it brought to life what the have learned in their career’s education at the Academy.

We are extremely grateful to Dr Stanley and his team of Cambridge students for providing our students with the encouragement to fulfil their potential and progress to higher education.  Through the visit the students had gained information about what it is like to study at university and how they should go about preparing for a university place in the future.  It also gave them valuable insight into life at Cambridge.

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