Visit to St John’s College, University of Oxford

Posted on: 06/11/2019

On 18th October the Careers Department organized a visit to St John’s College, University of Oxford for 12 of our Year 10 and 11 students, in order to gain first-hand experience of one of the world’s most famous universities and to inspire the students to work hard at school to achieve their full potential. 

The day started off with a quiz about Oxford University, in order to see how much the students already knew about the university. This was followed by a presentation from a former student about Oxford University, its special collegiate system and its courses and opportunities. 

Our students were given the opportunity to interview a current undergraduate student, who had been educated at a state school, about his experiences of studying at Oxford. He made the application and interview process to Oxford seem totally achievable and his enthusiasm for his studies and the university was obvious. 

We were then given a tour of the beautiful St John’s College, which was founded in 1555 and is now home to over 400 students. Our students enjoyed their lunch in the grand “Hogwart’s style” dining hall, alongside current Oxford students. In the afternoon the students were able to explore the Pitt Rivers Museum, which is the University of Oxford’s anthropological museum and houses an amazing array of artefacts from all over the world. We returned home, after an enlightening and enjoyable day. Some of our students said they are hoping to apply to Oxford when they are older.

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