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Students Embark on First Steps to Oxbridge

Several lower sixth students began their journey to hopefully secure a place at either Oxford or Cambridge University in June, when they visited colleges at both universities.

Twenty of our students visited Selwyn at Cambridge, a college with which we have had a partnership for several years. The visitors enjoyed an informative talk by admissions tutor Sophia Connell, followed by a tour of the beautiful grounds, the accommodation on offer and the chapel. Following a delicious lunch, a tour of Cambridge enabled the visitors to get a feel for the city, including a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Some of our students also attended a free lecture on the life of the Galapagos Islands.

A similar number of students also visited the University of Oxford and were given the opportunity to take part in a ‘mock’ interview to give them experience of the selection procedure. They were also given lunch, which was eaten on the lawn of the spectacular Worcester College, followed by a tour of the city led by current Oxford University students.

Both visits were blessed with wonderfully sunny weather and all students arrived back in Leeds more determined than ever to apply to Oxbridge. Thank you to the staff from OCRE (Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group Experience) at Notre Dame and all the staff involved at both Oxford and Cambridge, who made the trips possible.

Pictured are current lower sixth students Joe Marsden and Maysha Nowrin, who visited Cambridge.

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