Collyer’s students at Oxbridge conference

Students travelling to the conference SUS-150414-130422001
Students travelling to the conference SUS-150414-130422001

Enthusiastic students from Collyer’s attended the Oxbridge Conference at the picturesque Epsom Downs Race Course.

They learnt about the wide variety of courses on offer at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and were given advice on creating competitive applications, finance and future careers.

During a packed day of seminars and lectures, students had the opportunity to hear speakers and presentations on: Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Human Sciences; Physics and Materials Science, Natural Sciences, English, Engineering; Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, History; Computer Science, Human, Social and Political Sciences, Modern and Medieval Languages, Classics, Geography; Psychology, Oriental Studies and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Veterinary Medicine!

Ian McAlister, who runs the Progression Directorate at Collyer’s said: “This was a hugely worthwhile conference.

“We were captivated by lectures on the psychology of colour, encouraged to explore the words of William Blake in interactive English lectures and intrigued by the complexities of molecular chemistry!”

This popular trip is part of a busy progression programme at Collyer’s, actively helping students to take the next steps after college.

At the end of April Collyer’s is running two Higher Education Evenings and other activities include sessions on completing UCAS applications, writing personal statements, interview practice and subject masterclasses.

There are also further Oxbridge events planned for next term.

Report and pictures contributed by Collyer’s.