Exploring University Life

In November, 12 high achieving Year 10 students, accompanied by Mr Abelson and Mr Charlett spent a day at Oxford University exploring all aspects of university life. The students learnt about what courses were available, the application process, student life and the importance of getting good GCSE results. They experienced a fascinating session in the Computer Science Department where they learned some interesting insights into the internet and were also introduced to an app that rewarded them for spending less time on their smartphones!

We were hosted by Keble College. The students had a tour of the college and were treated to lunch. They also participated in a treasure hunt around Oxford. The girls agreed it was a really useful insight into seeing what life as an Oxford undergraduate was like and especially liked hearing from the undergraduates themselves about their university experiences, both academic and social. They returned to Birmingham fully motivated to aim high.