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A visit to Magdalen College, Oxford

30 November 2022

On Friday 25 November, selected students in Year 12 at Westminster City School's Sixth Form spent an entire day at Magdalen College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford.

The visit was an opportunity for Westminster City School’s Sixth Form students to find out more about the admissions process and hear from current students about what it is like to be a student at the University of Oxford. Additionally, students were able to tour the grounds, lunch halls, chapels and hear about the remarkable history of Magdalen College.

Safron, who had preconceived ideas about studying at the University of Oxford said:

“Prior to the visit, I thought that studying at Oxford was unattainable for someone like me and it was never somewhere I could afford to study in comparison to other universities. Additionally, I feared that I would never fit it.

“However, after visiting Magdalen College, my entire perception of studying at Oxford and Cambridge has changed. It was great for me to hear and see firsthand what it is like to be a student at the University of Oxford and I really appreciate the session which focused on debunking the Oxbridge myths.”

“My highlight was seeing the library and study spaces. It was interesting to hear that every book that has ever been printed in the entire country are stocked in the libraries at Oxford.

“I can now say that I am considering applying to Oxford. Overall, the experience was exceptionally memorable and I met a new friend, someone who attends our sister school, The Grey Coat Hospital.”

Nicole, who also visited Magdalen College added:

“The trip was extremely informative and it has given me insight about Oxford. I am looking to study English at university as I would like to become a Lawyer in the future and I’m also considering applying to Oxford due to my experience of visiting Magdalen College.”

“Studying at Oxford is definitely attainable and not out of reach for students who think they are not capable.”

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