Winning a Place at Oxford or Cambridge: An information event for pupils and teachers

19th April 2012 from 17:30 to 19:30, at the Forum Geesseknäppchen, Luxembourg

This event is for high-scoring pupils and their teachers who want to know more about studying at Oxford or Cambridge. The two oldest universities in the UK have a unique system of teaching undergraduates that attracts talented students from across Britain, Europe and the wider world. Entrance is by selection and competition is hard, but every year pupils from the lycées and the international schools in Luxembourg do win places.

The event will begin with short talks about studying in Britain, about life and work as an undergraduate at Oxford or Cambridge and about the entrance processes of the Universities.  The speakers will be the British Ambassador, HE Alice Walpole, the head of CEDIES, Dominique Faber, the Senior Tutor and Admissions Tutor at Brasenose College, Oxford, Dr Simon Smith, and an Affiliated Lecturer and Bye‐Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, Dr Laurent Frideres.

The talks will be followed by workshops for pupils, covering the different subjects that can be studied at Oxford and Cambridge, as well as some of the extra-curricular activities that play such an important part of life at the Universities. Pupils can ask questions of former students about study methods, university life and future careers. In addition there will be a special workshop for teachers, focusing on entrance requirements and assistance for candidates.

This event is organised by the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg and the Cambridge Society of Luxembourg, with the support of CEDIES and the British Embassy in Luxembourg. The two University Societies will each have a stand where pupils and teachers can obtain further information.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the event.