Notre Dame hosts Oxbridge University Conference

200 students from Notre Dame and other Leeds high schools attended a conference this week, led by admissions tutors from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The visiting tutors were from our partner colleges, Selwyn College at Cambridge and Worcester College at Oxford, and came to Notre Dame to discuss what studying at Oxbridge is like, as well as to offer advice to potential students about making applications and attending interviews. 120 pupils attended from high schools across Leeds, in addition to about 80 Notre Dame students.
The first session was led by Dr James Keeler and Dr Richard Earl, who gave a presentation about Oxbridge life including information about teaching styles, what type of person they were looking for and extracurricular opportunities. This was followed by more subject specific workshops, covering arts and humanities, biomedical sciences and physics, maths and engineering. Students attended lectures in small groups and were given the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
Ashley Pickering, a Notre Dame student who attended the event said, “The small group discussions relating to the degree area of your choice was the most helpful part for me because it gave me invaluable information about what universities are looking for in an applicant, not only Oxford and Cambridge, but competitive Russell Group universities in general.”

Oxbridge visit March