Cronton Sixth Form students who are part of the Prestigious Universities Programme had the great opportunity to take part in an educational residential stay at the University of Oxford to explore its facilities, meet teaching staff and students, and gain first-hand experience of what academic life at the University is like.
Cronton’s Prestigious Universities Programme provides support, advice and training to high achieving students who are looking to apply to the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and other prestigious Universities. The annual trip gives the students a realistic idea of what student life is like at one of the top universities in the country.
Across two days, students were given the opportunity to tour of some of the best known colleges in the centre of the city, attend lectures provided by members of the academic staff, meet with current Oxford students, view the University’s science laboratories, visit the University’s central library and exhibit the world famous Pitt Rivers Museum.
Luke MacMahon, Head of the Prestigious Universities Programme said, “I was so pleased with the College’s trip to Oxford. The students had the opportunity to gain a real sense of what life at the University would be like and to see first-hand what studying for a degree would involve. Most importantly, they worked with current Oxford students who did a brilliant job of demonstrating that the only thing you need to succeed at an elite university is academic ability – something they all already have.”