Oxford is an option! Chris Norbury leads workshop encouraging young people from low-income families to apply

Oxford is an option! Chris Norbury leads workshop encouraging young people from low-income families to apply

Year 12 students from low-income backgrounds received expert guidance on applying to Oxbridge to study medicine following a workshop session led by the Dunn School’s Chris Norbury at the Pimlico Academy in London on Monday 24 August.

The Social Mobility Foundation, a charity, organized the workshop providing students with a general overview of the Oxbridge admissions process and coaching on personal statements and subject-specific entry tests.

Chris led a two-hour afternoon session on the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) used by top universities to assess a candidate’s potential to study medicine or biomedical sciences.

A year 12 student commented: “Excellent workshop, really has opened my eyes and increased my motivation, and confidence to apply for Oxbridge.”

Chris said: “I feel very strongly that a child’s background shouldn’t limit their opportunities or stand in the way of them reaching their full potential, and I felt the workshop was very worthwhile.”

The Social Mobility Foundation, founded in 2005, exists to support high-achieving young people from low-income backgrounds into the top universities and professions. 

 

 

 

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