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 Cambridge Visit

March 2009


·        Attended by fifty gifted and talented students, from eight North Somerset Schools

·        For many of the schools it was their first visit to an Oxbridge university

·        Students identified increased aspiration to attend Oxbridge universities, and increased knowledge of higher education as a result of the visit


“The trip was a big success and the feedback from students here is very positive. The quality of information given was excellent and the way in which they talked about general university applications and not just Cambridge. The admissions tutor had a passion about identifying and getting the right students. Organisation and planning was excellent.”

Teacher commenting on the visit


Forty eight students, from Wyvern, Broadoak, Worle, Weston College, Priory, Clevedon, Gordano and Churchill schools went on a residential visit to Trinity Hall. For a lot of the schools this was the first time they had visited an Oxbridge university. Cambridge University staff put on excellent talks which informed and inspired students about university in general and Oxbridge in particular.


The evaluation showed that the vast majority of students found the visit extremely useful, one student commented: “I liked how enthusiastic the staff were about university and it has inspired me to work harder and feel it is possible for me to go to university.”


Teachers were also impressed by the quality and passion of the talks: “Excellent talks, they were very informative and all my students found them useful. Thanks for the invite, all very appreciative from Gordano School.”


A new partnership is being formed on the back of the Cambridge visit with new events being planned for 2010.




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