On Thursday 7th March a group of high achieving students from Cronton Sixth Form attended a presentation by Rebecca Wilson the Oxford University Admissions Officer last week, as part of the College’s Prestigious University Programme.
Rebecca spoke to the talented students, explaining how to apply to Oxford University and what they should expect if their application is successful.
Some of the students from the programme have now been selected to go on a residential visit to Oxford University later this month. They will have the opportunity to experience life at a prestigious institution, speak to current students and explore the campus.
Luke MacMahon, Head of the Prestigious University Programme said, “It is fantastic that Cronton Sixth Form has such strong partnerships with Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
“The visits by admissions tutors and the annual trips to universities form part of the Prestigious University programme. They are really important to the students at Cronton, as they give our students a rounded impression of what the University has to offer both in academic and pastoral terms. There will also be an opportunity to explore the city and place the university within a wider context. They will be meeting current Oxford students from a range of colleges who should be able to give them a clear insight into the smorgasbord of intellectual and social activities in which an Oxford undergrad is thoroughly immersed.
“The students will visit Oxford on the 20th and 21st March and are all really looking forward to the trip. I have arranged for several Oxford students to give tours of some of the key colleges in the afternoon and then we’ll visit the Pitt Rivers museum. The following morning Pembroke College has offered us an ‘academic seminar’ just to give the students a taste of what studying at Oxford is like, and then a tour of their science lab. After lunch I’ve sorted out a visit to Merton College and a tour with the rector. We will have a busy inspirational trip.”
The Prestigious University Programme was set up at the College to provide support, skills and experiences to prepare students for entry to Oxbridge and other prestigious universities.