5 Selected for Oxford University Summer School

5 A level students from Penwith College have been awarded places on the Uniq Oxford Summer School programme this year. Studying subjects as diverse as Maths, Biochemistry, Race and Protest History and PPE the students will spend 5 days immersed in Oxford university life.

Staying in the college accommodation the students will attend an academic programme during the day and take part in social activities in the evenings getting a first-hand experience of life at university, meeting likeminded people and gaining a deeper understanding of a subject that interests them. The programme usually receives over 6,000 applications every year for a very limited number of places so this is a real coup for our students.

Miah who has been accepted to study Race and Protest History said, “I am excited to go as it is such an important part of history that has shaped our modern world, especially as I will be conversing with like-minded peers and academics who are experts in their fields. I have always been intrigued about going to an Oxbridge University as I have always enjoyed being academic and challenging myself. However, the idea really appealed and stuck with me after I was accepted onto the Scholars Programme when I was in year 10 and we visited Oxford University. Not only was I impressed by the buildings and facilities but also the atmosphere- it was a place that gave me a drive to really want to study at Oxford or Cambridge.”

Kim who has been accepted to study Biochemistry said, “I am studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A level with a view to applying to study medicine at Oxford University. I think this course will be interesting and valuable, not only to study Biochemistry led by university professors but also to allow me to explore Oxford University more prior to my application next year.”