News Higher Education Forum 09.02.2023

On Thursday evening, Lower Sixth students and their parents attended the Higher Education Forum. This was an opportunity offered by Godolphin and Latymer staff, supported by several Old Dolphins, to allow students to understand more about undergraduate study in a large variety of subjects.

Dr Harnett, Dr Carter and Mrs Armstrong gave a general introduction to the various pathways which pupils can choose to follow, along with the support provided to pupils to enable them to prepare. There was also a session led by Mr Juvanendran on applications to Oxford and Cambridge and by Ms Antebi about applications to Europe, the US and Canada.

We were particularly grateful for the support of Dr Lucy Floyd who joined us to offer a session on Law degrees and Old Dolphin Perdita Ratsma (Class of 2015 and pictured) who joined us at lunchtime to discuss Architecture. Holly Moody (Class of 2022) discussed her experience of studying languages and Carys Siddle (Class of 2021) and Frida Roper (Class of 2021) shared their thoughts on Physics and Engineering at an undergraduate level. In addition to beginning to examine undergraduate subjects in more depth, students could also join sessions on making applications to the US, Canada, Europe and beyond and on the applications process for Oxford and Cambridge. We are grateful to Georgina Morrow (Class 2022) and Francesca Pike (Class 2020) who helped with the Oxbridge session along with current student Rosie Egelie, and Juliette Desbiez (Class 2022) who helped with Biology and Nadia Baghai (Class 2022), Chemistry.

There was a real sense of excitement about this exploratory stage of higher education and students were left inspired to discover more. The Undiscovered Taster Lecture series offering opportunities to engage with lectures in subjects not traditionally offered at school continues throughout the spring term as does our series of Working Lunches, all of which pupils are more than welcome to join.