Gifted and talented students had a tour of Worcester College Oxford to give them an insight into study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The students were welcomed by admissions officer Alison Attwell and learned more about the application process before being shown around the campus by some of the College’s first year students.
The focus was for the Year 11 students to get more information about the application process, university life, and to dispel some of the myths about studying at Oxbridge. After lunch at Worcester College the students visited the Ashmolean museum before either exploring the city further, looking at other colleges or scouring the well-stocked shelves of Blackwells, academic booksellers for more than a century.
The students were accompanied by Mr Witt and Mrs Hilling. She said: ‘The students got a lot out of it, it is dispelling the myths of what Oxford University is like. The best piece of advice was given by one of the students who was a tour guide who said that if you don’t feel you are academically bright enough to be there, if your results don’t show that, then you should not be there because it will just be a struggle. You should go and enjoy it. Although it is hard work it should be hard work that you are passionate about.’