Two students from St Benedict’s Sixth Form Centre have recently visited the University of Cambridge as part of a special Shadowing Scheme provided by the University.
Grace Ridley and Charlotte Hodgson took part in the scheme back in late 2017, and visited Fitzwilliam College which is one of the 31 colleges of the University.
They both enjoyed the opportunity, and Grace commented:
“We both found it very enlightening and enjoyable to experience what university life is like at such a prestigious establishment. It was amazing see the structure of the university courses that we were interested in as well. Overall it was informative, exciting and extremely interesting.”
The Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme brings UK students from state schools without a tradition of top university entry to Cambridge for three days.
Prospective students come to Cambridge and spend time with a current undergraduate, studying a subject that they are interested in, who they ‘shadow’.
Accommodation and meals within the Cambridge colleges are provided free of charge as part of the Shadowing Scheme. Travel can be reimbursed on a needs basis.
The idea is to give those who have little or no experience of university a taste of student life at Cambridge, in real time, with real people. We especially welcome applications from those who would be the first in their immediate family to attend university.
Sheena Kar, Director of Learning at the Sixth Form comments:
“Both Charlotte and Grace are fantastic students who grasp any opportunity available to them. I am delighted they enjoyed the shadowing scheme and have come back so enthused about their further studies.”
“As a Sixth Form we aim to give all our students a range of experiences so that they are prepared for the next steps in terms of their futures. I know that both these students will use the experiences available to them to make informed decisions about their future careers.”