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Study at UK Universities: Information Evening, 13 April, 2016

On Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 the Cambridge Society, together with the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg and the alumni associations of the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick held an information evening for students in Luxembourg schools, their parents and teachers at the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion on the Geesseknäppchen Campus in Luxembourg. This was the most successful information evening yet, with an estimated 250 participants from schools all over the country: the various Luxembourg lycées, the European Schools, the International School of Luxembourg, St. Georges British School…….

The new British Ambassador to Luxembourg, John Marshall, welcomed the participants, emphasising the strong interest of UK universities in encouraging applications from students outside the UK, and the very high quality of the education that they offer.  Jon Beard, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions in the Cambridge University Admissions Office, explained  why students should be interested in applying to UK universities in general and what are the benefits of a UK university education, what the universities are looking for in successful applicants, and how students should prepare themselves for a successful application. He also described the attractions of university life beyond the hard studying, with an excellent social life and a wide range of available activities. He went into more detail about the specific aspects of applying to and studying in Cambridge. Steve Brabbs of the Cambridge Society of Luxembourg briefly described the technical process of applying through UCAS to UK universities, and explained some of the support activities (for example, offering practice interviews to students who apply to Oxford or Cambridge) provided by the Oxford and Cambridge Societies in Luxembourg. This was the first time that the alumni associations of the LSE and University of Warwick were involved in the evening, so Lucas Carbonaro of the LSE Alumni Association and Jessica Whytehorn of the Warwick University alumni briefly described the attractions of their respective universities. The presentations were rounded off by  Ann Cloos, a first-year student from Luxembourg studying Natural Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge, who described her experiences so far.

During the second part of the evening the students, parents and teachers we able to discuss with the speakers and alumni from the four universities who live and work in Luxembourg all aspects of studying at and living in UK universities. This is a most interesting and useful aspect of the information evening and is much appreciated by the participants. Light refreshments were enjoyed by those who stayed for this part of the evening.

These information evenings started as something focused exclusively on Oxford and Cambridge, organised by the two alumni societies in Luxembourg. It is planned that next year we will go further in broadening the evening to cover studying at UK universities in general, which will require different inputs. It will, however, meet the needs of a wider range of students in Luxembourg.

A big thank you to all the Cambridge alumni  in Luxembourg who came along to the evening and helped to make it such a success!!

A World Class Education at Cambridge!


The largest audience yet, engrossed

Oxford and Cambridge: an Information Evening with academic staff and former students (2014 edition)

23rd April 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30, at the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion, Geesseknäppchen, Luxembourg

Once again this event is being arranged for high-scoring pupils 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.

Keynote speakers will be the British Ambassador, HE Alice Walpole and Dr Toby Cubitt, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge.. There will be talks and demonstrations to explain how courses open possibilities for careers. We will also show you how to compose a good application and how to prepare yourself for interviews and tests.

After the talks you will have the opportunity to talk personally to a wide range of former students at Oxford and Cambridge. You can ask them about their studies in particular subjects, about life at the Universities and about the careers that they have followed.

The 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 you can obtain further information.

Refreshments will be served.