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Keble College, Oxford was one of three universities visited throughout February

Throughout February, a number of different Year groups visited universities around the south east as part of Central Foundation’s commitment to preparing its pupils for life beyond school.

On 12th February, 20 students from Year 10 visited St Catherine’s College, Cambridge and spent the day there learning about university life on campus. After an ice breaker they were given a talk by a resident of the college, describing what daily and termly life is like there.

After lunch they received two taster lectures on STEM and humanities subjects, to understand the difference between school lessons and university lectures. This was followed by a tour of nearby Gonville & Caius college to discover the difference between colleges at Cambridge and further experience the differences of living at university.

The following week, during half term, Goldsmiths University hosted a group of Year 12s as they start to focus on their UCAS applications. The day was spent learning about city university life and the courses that are available to them.

Towards the end of February, 15 Year 12 students travelled to Oxford and were welcomed at Keble College. Students toured the college campus, the dormitories and library. After this they were given a lecture to better understand the Oxbridge application process and how to have the best chance at being successful in applications.

All three university visits were organised in partnership with The Key Project, a collaboration between Central Foundation and other charities. The Key Project allows the school to provide individual tutors and workshops for students focussed on work and university applications, interview preparation and planning a professional career.

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