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Elmgreen School comes to Cambridge

Students from The Elmgreen School at St John’s College, Cambridge
Students from The Elmgreen School at St John’s College

Year 11 students from The Elmgreen School in Lambeth, London, visited St John’s College on Tuesday to experience life at Cambridge University. 

High-achieving Year 11 students from The Elmgreen School in Lambeth, London, came to Cambridge on Tuesday to experience University life and learn about Higher Education.

The visit to St John’s College  gave the students the opportunity to learn more about their options after GSCE, and have a taste of life as a student at Cambridge.

During their time at St John’s, the group got to see what it is like to live and study at Cambridge, take a tour of the historic city centre, and talk to current students about their experiences of the University and the many social, sporting and extra-curricular opportunities Cambridge has to offer.

They also heard talks by College academics about how to decide their Higher Education choices, as well as how Cambridge is different to other universities and the range of financial support offered by the College and the University to ensure students of all backgrounds can not only afford to go to Cambridge, but can thrive while they are there.

St John’s College works closely with several schools in the Lambeth area as part of its Access programme, designed to raise young people’s aspirations and give them the information and skills they need to apply to a top-class university like Cambridge.

Access Officer Megan Goldman-Roberts, herself a Cambridge graduate, said: “Visits like today’s allow young people to really get a feel of what living and studying in Cambridge is like. Seeing the College, and especially talking to the students, helps to counter stereotypes of Cambridge and shows them that the University is for anyone, from anywhere, who wants to succeed at the highest level”.

For more information about applying to St John’s, please see http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/applying or contact the Access Officer, Megan Goldman-Roberts on accessofficer@joh.cam.ac.uk.