Students on the Aspire XL programme at Huddersfield New College recently enjoyed a visit from a member of staff from the University of Cambridge, who delivered an informative talk on applying to and studying at the Oxbridge universities.


This inspiring talk was delivered by Joseph Stanley, an Outreach Officer from Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge. During this session, our prospective Oxbridge applicants gained an insight into everything from what to expect from the application process, what it is like to study at Oxbridge, as well as an overview of the foundation programme, the extra-curricular opportunities available and practical information about funding and accommodation.


At the end of the session, students were given the opportunity to ask questions which covered topics such as the value of the EPQ, the importance of wider reading and super-curricular research and what to expect at interview. 


Emily Briggs Aspire XL Programme Lead said: “Our Aspire XL programme is designed to give students the knowledge, support and confidence they need to apply to competitive institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge. This talk by Joseph gave them valuable insight into what to expect as a student at Oxford or Cambridge, as well as practical advice on what to do to enhance their personal statements and performance at interview.”


This talk was the latest in a long line of exciting extracurricular activities for students on the Aspire XL programme at HNC. This programme provides students with the potential to attend some of the country’s most prestigious universities with a bespoke package of support and activities to enhance their cultural capital and the overall quality of their university applications.


Want to know more about the programme? Take a look at our dedicated Aspire XL webpage.

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