The next day arrived swiftly and after another meal in the college dining hall, the group dispersed off around the city to attend subject specific lectures, admissions talks, visit other colleges and continue exploring Oxford. All of the students agreed that the day had been interesting, informative and enjoyable in equal measure and as we returned to the minibus to journey back to Rainford there was a definite buzz in the air as we discussed what we had found throughout the day, with each and every one of us feeling inspired by our experiences.
In addition to attending the Oxford open day, some of the group decided to venture down south again the following week to visit rival and equally prestigious university, Cambridge. Those of us who did were once again wowed and inspired by what we saw, visiting our subject specific talks as well as general admissions lectures and the beautiful colleges dotted around the city.
Every member of the Oxbridge group would like to thank Catherine and Grant for making the trip possible, as well as running the Oxbridge programme and tolerating our (sometimes) tuneful singing along the M6. After such an enjoyable and inspirational couple of weeks, the students have really acquired the motivation to make the most of our remaining year at Rainford in which we will be applying to these prestigious universities along with others from the Russell Group, and preparing for exciting things to come.
By Becky Marsh Y12