School students get a taste of university life

by Rachel Smith

Pembroke’s Admissions Office regularly organises for school groups to visit the College, and we recently welcomed Corby Technical School.

main-DSCF1049Fifteen Year 9 students were given the chance to learn about university life by looking around the College and getting involved in activities at the Department of Engineering.

The school’s Year 9 Tutor, Mark Bidwell, says: ‘Cambridge and Oxford universities in particular consider applicants’ GCSE results. We hope by giving our Year 9 students the chance to visit universities now it will show them that the decisions they make now can impact on their futures. Our students loved the visit and a number of them are very keen to study at Cambridge.’

During the visit our students toured Pembroke College and the Department of Engineering, where they looked at a number of student projects. They were challenged to make a crane jib, learned about the courses which are on offer and looked at a variety of student timetables.

Year 9 student Scott wants to be a mechanical engineer and would love to study at Cambridge. He says: ‘I found the visit very useful because it gave us a detailed insight into college life. Cambridge is one of the top two places in the world to study Engineering so I would love to study there. I really enjoyed looking at the projects the students were working on.’

Fellow Year 9 student Charlotte adds: ‘I enjoyed the tour and the talk about the courses which are on offer.’

For more information about visiting the College, see our website.

This article is based on a news item published by Corby Technical School.