Three Science students – Cameron Smith, April Tsang and Matthew Jamshed – have successfully secured places onto the UNIQ programme of academically-focused summer schools, based at The University of Oxford, in July and August.
April has accepted a place to study Biomedical Science, Cameron Biochemistry and Matthew Chemistry. All three are studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at OSFC.
These free summer schools give college students the chance to participate in a challenging academic programme, which reflects first year undergraduate study, and places are highly sought after. While in Oxford, the students will live in an undergraduate College of the University for a week and, as well as the academic programme, will take part in admissions sessions, alumni events and social activities.
Two of the trio have also been accepted on the Sutton Trust’s Summer School programme – although it’s very rare for students to be accepted on both schemes. April will study Bioscience at University College London and Matthew Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.
Alan Matear, Assistant Principal at the College, said “We’re delighted that three of our students will have the opportunity to benefit from this extremely positive experience over the summer. There is lots of competition for a place at these prestigious summer schools – this is a terrific opportunity to experience university life and one which should definitely inspire them to future HE study. I wish them all the best and can’t wait to hear how they get on.”