Aspiring students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull visited Mansfield College at the University of Oxford recently for their Open Day.
A group of 14 current students made the trip, with a view to making an application to Oxford this autumn. They met up with former College students Erin Minogue (currently at Mansfield College, studying English) and Joseph Peace (at Maudlin College, studying Biology) and the pair showed the current group of students around and offered them valuable advice.
The day included an introduction to studying at Oxford as well as question and answer panel sessions covering different subject areas, including STEM subjects like Engineering, Maths and Computer Science, Science subjects like Medicine, Biochemistry and Psychology, Arts subjects like English, Modern Languages and Music and Social Science subjects like Geography, Economics and Philosophy.
College Careers Adviser Emma Hurst commented:
“It was great to see Erin and Joseph at this event. They were two of nine students with successful Oxbridge applications last year and they had a lot of useful advice for this group of students on the challenges of making such an application. There is no substitute for that sort of first-hand advice, as well as seeing the college system for themselves, so the 14 students who made the trip got a lot out of the day. We wish them luck in their applications later this year.”
4 July 2018