On Tuesday 15th March, a group of 16 Y12 students set off by train to attend the annual Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference at Edgbaston Stadium. Whilst there, they were able to listen to talks about the various different degree courses on offer at Oxford and Cambridge, as well as attend presentations about the university admissions process and how to make the best application. After five hours they emerged both inspired and full of ideas about which courses they may be interested in applying for next year. Nearly all the students managed to catch the bus back to Birmingham city centre, and the minor delay caused by waiting for the one who got left behind meant there was even time to buy milkshakes in Birmingham New Street before returning home – smiles all round.
by Mr T Sears