Students attend Oxnet Study Skills Day

5 February 2020

Photos above courtesy of @CCSWFutures

10 students from Ashton Sixth Form College have successfully gained places on the OxNet programmes: 4 on the OxNet Science programme, 5 on the Pembroke North Humanities programme and 1 on the OxNet Philosophy and World Religions programme.

The students who pass the competitive application process have access to a wide range of support and teaching. The aim of the programme is to develop their understanding of the Humanities and Social Sciences, while also improving their study skills to a much higher level. 

To kick start the programme, students were invited to the Study Skills Day at the University of Oxford.

Following registration and welcome lectures, students attended an opening lecture led Emily Quereshi-Hurst, Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate at Oxford. Students had the opportunity to meet other people from colleges across the country who had also gained a place on the programme. They  also developed their networking skills while meeting Oxford University students over lunch.

In the afternoon, Dr Peter Claus gave students an introduction to the programme and the courses delivered at Pembroke. This gave students a better understanding of the university and what they can expect from the programme, which was then followed by a lecture for each subject cohort. For Humanities, this was 'An Introduction to Enlightenment and Romanticism.'

To close the Study Skills Day, students met previous participants of the programme and embarked on a tour of the college at Oxford. 

Find out more about the Oxnet programme here.

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