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HE+ Students Visit Cambridge University

Students who are part of the HE+ Scheme at Cardinal Newman, started the term on a high, with a trip to Cambridge University.

For the 47 students, who have been taking part in the prestigious HE+ Programme at Cardinal Newman, this is one of the last parts of the course before they have to make their university applications.

HE+ is a prestigious programme run in conjunction with Cambridge University. Cardinal Newman is the only Cambridge University Hub for Lancashire, which means we are perfectly placed to not only help to prepare students when applying to Cambridge, but to any of the UK’s Russell Group Universities.

As part of the programme, students have access to advice, guidance and support in how to make the best possible university application, preparation for interviews, including mock interviews, and seminars run by admissions tutors from Cambridge University itself. It is a sustained year-long programme, which includes academic extension classes, subject masterclasses, information and guidance sessions and visits to the University and is designed to stretch and inspire the UK’s most academically-able students, encouraging and preparing them to make competitive applications to top universities.

The group spent two days at Sidney Sussex College and St John’s College, where they attended a range of master classes run by Cambridge academics, including Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir John Walker, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

The trip was a fantastic insight into life as a Cambridge University student for the group; most of whom will be applying to study at either Oxford or Cambridge or one of the UK’s other top Russel Group Universities.


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