On Wednesday 19th October, we were pleased to welcome Hannah Rolley - Recruitment & Schools Programme Officer at St Hilda’s College (Oxford University) - to speak to our Gifted and More Able year 10 students. During Hannah’s visit, students were given an introduction into life at university, expectations for entry into university (and Oxford specifically) and a general overview of the broad spectrum of courses available to study.

Students were able to speak openly about this; expressing opinions, worries and concerns about course selection, admittance and the financial implications of further study. Hannah was able to discuss these concerns with the students, providing guidance and ‘next steps’ for them to investigate. Student comments on participation include “It gave me a better insight of university”,  “it gave me the motivation to have a look at possible courses I could pursue and I feel a little more confident about going to university” and “she [Hannah] answered our questions in a lot of detail”.

For further information on St Hilda’s College following the visit - or to look into some ‘taster’ university options available to all students - please view the below links.




Posted on: 01/12/2016