Inspirational Oldham student fights for place at Cambridge university

Date published: 10 July 2019

Role-model student from Oldham Hulme Grammar School gets his first taste of student life at Cambridge university.

Known as the wealthiest and the second oldest university in the country, Cambridge consists of 31 constituent colleges and over 100 academic departments organised into six schools.      

17-year old Rishi who is currently in year 12, set himself the challenge to be excepted for a unique experience at Cambridge University, somewhere he desires to go when his studies are complete.

The Passionate student and law enthusiast put himself forward for an experience like no other and was given the opportunity to visit the prestige law college at Cambridge university to trial life as a student.

Rishi said, “It was different to an open day as I got to stay for five nights and five days. I went to explore the Law college within the university, where the entry requirements are A star, A and A, to study there next year.

I think if I work really hard I could get the grades I want.”

Across the UK, 250 ambitious law students were offered places to venture down to Cambridge and experience what life would be like to be a law undergraduate at the university.

Located at St Catherine’s College, they were given an itinerary for their five-day and five-night stay, where they were able to have taster lectures, go on trips around Cambridge and mingle with the top law lecturers and other dedicated students.

He said, “I got to figure out my own timing’s and how to get food! I got the full student experience and I loved it- every day I was just smiling.”

The law faculty at Cambridge is one of the worlds oldest and finest law schools, renowned for the quality of it’s teaching and cutting-edge research.

The Faculty is one of the world's oldest and finest law schools, renowned for the quality of its teaching and its cutting-edge legal research, particularly in international law.

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