Academic Academy

If you are curious, inquisitive and enjoy learning, then the Academic Academy is for you. Explore new and interesting ideas that broaden your knowledge and supplement your College studies.

What can I expect?

The Academic Academy is a 30-week programme of lectures and seminars designed to stretch, challenge and provide support for students who want to apply for selective universities or who have a genuine interest in contemporary issues. It is taken alongside your full-time programme and only requires a commitment of one and a half hours a week. 

I have really enjoyed going to the Academy. I thought that all the lectures were interesting and informative and I particularly enjoyed the chance to continue learning about subject areas that I had rejected when choosing my A Levels.

The programme is fun and exciting and aims to increase your support applications to most competitive universities. We'll introduce you to new ideas and new ways of looking at the world; every Wednesday afternoon you will have a lecture by our own staff and external guests, with previous speakers including a member of the House of Lords, an Oxford professor, BBC national newsreader and the Director of Experiments at CERN. This is followed by a choice of seminar.

The academy also provides Oxbridge support for any students who wish to apply to Oxford or Cambridge universities.

I really enjoy the Academic Academy, especially meeting new people in a less formal environment in the seminars.

If you would like any further information, please email Euan Beattie: