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Pathways to Success at Cambridge University

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June three Year 12 students attended a Pathways to Success conference held by Murray Edwards College at Cambridge University. Ella, Chloe and Katie all attended workshops and lectures given by some of the admissions team and fellows at the college on subjects as wide ranging as university applications, the interview process, 14th century artwork, war literature and "What is success?" The girls were particularly inspired by the stories told by a Murray Edwards alumna, Dr Alison Cooke, who regaled the audience with tales of how she had fought expectations and sexism to become a chartered engineer - all whilst raising a family and designing shuttlecocks! The girls thoroughly enjoyed the visit, not just because of the copious amounts of food on offer, and it has given them food (!!) for thought when decisions are made about university applications in Year 13.