Students get taste of university life

Young people from St John Rigby College visited Cambridge University as part of an initiative to encourage state-college students to apply for places
Young people from St John Rigby College visited Cambridge University as part of an initiative to encourage state-college students to apply for places

STUDENTS from Wigan were given a taste of life at one of the world’s top universities.

Young people from St John Rigby College travelled to Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, as part of an initiative to encourage bright students from state colleges to apply to study there.

The group was taken through the application process and given advice on financing degrees, as well as taster sessions on science and humanities subjects.

Admissions tutor Dr Hilarie Bateman said: “Making the decision about where and what to study at university is one of the most important choices a young person can take and we are committed to helping them get it right.

“We want to make sure that academically able students understand what it means to study here and that no one should automatically feel ‘it’s not for me’ for whatever reason.

“I really hope to be seeing some of these students later in the year at interview.”

Dr Tony Lyons, who organised the event, said: “We work very hard to recognise, foster and promote high achievement and visits like these are an important part of that work.”