Oxbridge Admissions Talk

Posted on: September 28th 2021College Events

On Tuesday 28 September, Luke Maw from University of Oxford’s St. Edmund Hall College visited De Lisle to speak to students about the Oxbridge admissions process.

Luke spoke to a group of 40 Year 12 students about Oxbridge (Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) and also gave advice on applying to other competitive universities.  His presentation included:

  • Choosing a subject;
  • Why Oxbridge?
  • The Collegiate system and tutorials;
  • What universities are looking for in applicants;
  • The application process, including supercurricular activities;

and more…

Luke then spent further time with a group of Year 13 students currently applying to either the University of Oxford or Cambridge.  During this time students were given final advice regarding personal statements, admissions assessments and also looked ahead to interviews.

If students are interested in finding out more about this subject, they can access videos from St. Edmund Hall’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNXj40GwnmWVot1zNQfaWtuQTWP0KNKQb

Students can also read the De Lisle Sixth Form Early Entry Handbook:
https://www.delisle.org.uk/213/ucas-careers-1

Mr Greenwood, Sixth Form/Careers & Guidance Officer