Oldham Academy North students tread the cobbles at Oxbridge universities

Date published: 28 March 2024

Students from E-ACT The Oldham Academy North (TOAN) had an inspiring day exploring university life at Oxbridge universities.

The students got to tour Corpus Christi College, which was founded in 1352 and Brasenose College, which is known as college with the most unusual name, the most likely explanation for it being that it refers to a 'brazen' (brass or bronze) door knocker in the shape of a nose.

The Oldham students got to look around the college chapel and even some student accommodation before having lunch in the historic dining hall.

The visit was arranged by the Corpus Christi College Outreach and Access Group who work with schools across Greater Manchester. 

The tours include discussions about higher education, an academic taster session and students get the chance to quiz undergraduates about their university experience. 

Jessica Giraud, Headteacher at the Oldham Academy North, said: “I am delighted that so many of our students got to visit these top universities and find out more about what life might like at one of their colleges. 

"I want all our young people to be thinking big when it comes to their future and I hope they found the trip inspiring and thought-provoking.” 

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