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Teenagers try out university

posted 7 Nov 2018, 04:29 by Tim Williams   [ updated 7 Nov 2018, 04:32 ]
Teenagers are doing their research about life at university.
Sixth form students at Nightingale Academy, in Edmonton, are being given opportunities to meet with
university students as well as visiting for themselves.
Year 13 students took part in an event organised by Oxford University.
They also visited Churchill College, Cambridge, where they had a tour of the campus, library, lecture halls
and accommodation.

Marcelo Gomes, 17, said: “It has been good to learn about life at university and to hear there are lots of
activities we can do in our free time. We have learnt about how to write our personal statements, courses
on offer, interviews and university accommodation.
“I was always keen to go to univ
ersity, but these opportunities have opened my eyes to the variety of course
options I could choose.

“These experiences have made me excited for what I could do in future.”
Nicola Hunt, operational lead for careers and employability, said: “The idea of these events was to inspire
students to give university a go. They came out of the events saying ‘wow’ as they hadn’t realised what was
possible. They were all very excited about it. At Nightingale, we are successful in raising aspirations.”