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University training

27 November 2019

Westminster City School students are taking part in a programme, organised by leading UK universities, as preparation for future academic learning.

A number of our sixth formers recently attended the launch of OxNet 2019-20, which offers challenging and rewarding activities including study days, seminars, conferences and summer schools, for state school students. OxNet, run by participating University of Oxford colleges and other higher education institutions, provides invaluable experience, especially for those looking to apply to top universities around the world in the future.

Taking place at Westminster Academy, the OxNet launch saw participants join a university-style taster session. This allowed our Westminster City school sixth formers to learn more about the OxNet programme before applying to one of the two available streams – STEM or humanities.

Current Year 12 student, Priscilla, said: “Our taster session was really interesting, talking about artificial intelligence and Google. I can see how taking part in OxNet could help you when applying to universities, as it would make you stand out from other applicants!”

With its strong academic focus, OxNet has had a significant impact in the local communities in which it has worked since starting in 2008.

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