On 25th April 2018, a group of students visited Oxford University as part of the University’s Pathways programme. Ten year 10 students were privileged to attend this prestigious workshop where they had a tour of Jesus College, Oxford and the city.
An experienced guide provided in-depth local knowledge and taught us the origins of many idioms. For instance, we never knew that ‘come down from your ivory tower’ referred to the towers at the university!
Students were given an insight into what it is like to live and study at the university. They were tutored by Oxford lecturers and had opportunities to question current students at the university to ask them about academic life, social life and transition to university. Students attended three workshops throughout the day: Classics, Earth Sciences and Epidemiology. We were also privileged enough to eat in one of the university’s esteemed dining halls for lunch.
Students asked informative questions and participated well. They represented the school extremely positively and were a credit to us as an institution