A group of Sixth Formers had a personalised tour around two Cambridge Colleges where they learned more about the application process and courses available. The students, many of whom want to study medicine or mathematics, were accompanied by Mr Witt, Mrs Duguid-Yeomans and an admissions co-ordinator who gave advice and answered students’ queries.
Mrs Duguid-Yeomans said: ‘We toured St Catharine’s and Pembroke Colleges and only took students that are thinking of applying to Oxbridge. For some of them it was about gaining more knowledge of the application process and for others it was learning about the university lifestyle and expectations.
‘Our guide spoke about the difference between writing a personal statement for them and writing a personal application for the other university applications; they don’t require the same thing so it was a real learning experience for the students. As we were the only group on the tour it was really tailored provision, particularly as they spoke about the medical courses and BMAT application as we took a lot of prospective medical students on the day.
‘These students asked very observant questions and were given valuable information about the interview process and the wider reading that applicants should undertake beforehand and also the format of the interview and what to expect on the day.’