A taste of life at the University of Oxford
Twelve Year 13 students, four each from Northallerton, Richmond and Stokesley Sixth Form Colleges, had a taste of life at the University of Oxford whilst spending two days at Brasenose College. The visit for the Areté Learning Trust students offered a tremendous opportunity for them to explore the broad range of subjects available to read at Oxford, see the extensive facilities and learn about the admissions process. Having a two-day visit and overnight stay really enabled them to soak up the atmosphere of the campus, meet tutors and staff and chat to students to learn about their experiences and why they chose to study at Oxford.
The students found the visit beneficial in terms of cementing their choices for UCAS, the university application process and they really enjoyed meeting and spending time with their peers from the different Areté Sixth Form Colleges.
Anna Cox, Assistant Headteacher at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, said: “The visit was terrific. It was superbly organised and really gave our students a flavour of what to expect as a student at Oxford.
“Being able to stay in the college accommodation and talking to current students enabled our students to really picture themselves at Oxford. Everything was very accessible and they really enjoyed the sample seminars, Q and As and mixing with like-minded people with similar aspirations who share their subject passions. They were able to spend time in Oxford and feel the buzz of the city and chat to students from Brasenose, Catz and Jesus Colleges.”