On Monday 1 October, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) students had the chance to gain an insight into the student life at the University of Cambridge. Fergus Powell, Schools Liaison Officer at Homerton College, which just celebrated 250 years, visited RuTC and spoke to more than 60 of our students. Not only did he explain the university and the college specific structure, but also how students profit from university life and a university degree in general. In group discussions and workshops students were given an understanding of the application process and worked on effective personal statements which are an essential part of the application.
Alicia Seaman, A Level Student at RuTC, said: “The talk was very informative and relevant not only for the application process at Cambridge or Oxford, but any university.”
The talk was organised by RuTC’s Students’ Union and marked the start of several events revolving around Black History Month. Chanay Ismael, Secretary, Marketing, Events and Enrichment Officer of the Students’ Union, said: “It was a great event for students of all backgrounds to find out more about the University of Cambridge itself and the work it is doing to improve BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) representation. The workshop and looking at the university’s application process was very insightful for students in their final year.”
Fergus Powell, who graduated from the University of Cambridge himself last year, hopes that RuTC students found the talk and workshop helpful and would be happy to come back next year.
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