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OxFizz carousel day gives students heads up on applying for top universities

Ambitious students aiming for the top universities when they leave Havering Sixth Form College attended a ‘Subject Carousel’ with almost 100 other high-flyers from across London.

Run by Oxfizz – an organisation which supports students with their university applications – the day gave students a taste of what it would be like to study a variety of different subjects at Oxford and Cambridge.

Ten students from Havering Sixth Form attended the day on Saturday 3rd February, held at King Solomon Academy in Marylebone, London.

They rotated around talks run by 23 Oxfizz volunteers, all graduates from some of the best universities in the world, and heard from them about their own experiences.

Former Havering Sixth Form College student Lee Robertson who achieved 2 A* and 2 A grades in his A Levels and left to study a degree in Human, Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge University, is now the Volunteering Co-ordinator at OxFizz.

He is keen to help young students, particularly from his former sixth form, and said he hoped by the end of the day that the students left with a better idea of what they wanted to study and with an idea of what they needed to do next.

Lee said: “The day gave students the chance to hear about a range of different subjects – some of which they may have never heard of or considered before. Also at OxFizz we are committed to reducing educational inequality, and widening participation to Oxford and Cambridge.

“One student told us when they arrived that they thought students from these universities were 'posh', 'rich', and 'scary'. But by the end of the day, they actually found them down to earth, and left really excited and better informed about how to make a strong university application.

"I am so grateful for the support that I received from Havering Sixth Form College in my application to Cambridge, and I know that Penny Jackson and other tutors are still doing amazing work with the Aiming High programme. It was a pleasure to meet and support students from my old college, and I look forward to working with more of them in the year ahead." 


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