Hackney students encouraged to apply to Oxbridge
Representatives from Oxford and Cambridge universities visited Hackney to encourage students to apply to top universities and bust the myths that might put them off.
More than 250 young people from across the borough attended the event at Haggerston School, where they met staff and students from both universities, to find out about academic life and the courses on offer.
Historically, few students from the borough have gone to Oxford and Cambridge, but this is changing thanks to dramatic improvements in exam results, greater extra curricular opportunities for young people to develop their CVs and personal statements, and increased confidence in students considering their next move.
The event on 4 February, organised by Hackney Learning Trust, aimed to inspire those who are considering going to university to think about applying to Oxbridge.
Hackney is full of talented young people, so it’s not surprising that two of the country’s top universities are keen to attract them. We support our young people to achieve their potential, no matter what their chosen path might be, and I hope this event inspired those considering university to aim high.