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Beyond PGS

The 4th PGS Universities Fair took place on Tuesday 7th March, attended by over 500 people: pupils from Years 11 and 12, their parents and pupils from other local schools. They enjoyed the opportunity to meet representatives from 42 of the UK’s leading universities… and Sydney University, Australia!

PGS’ Deputy Head of Careers and Universities, Alison Cross said, “There was a lovely atmosphere. Pupils engaged enthusiastically with the universities, asking searching questions. Many university representatives commented on how well-informed and mature they found our pupils to be.”

The evening began with a talk by Nina White from Leeds University, who advised pupils to think about the “super-curricular”: i.e. wider reading, work experience, and extended projects that will help them stand out from other applicants in a competitive field. Later, Dr Martin Grossel, Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford, and PGS school governor gave an illuminating talk on what makes Oxford and Cambridge a unique learning experience.

Once again, thank you to PGS Careers and Universities Administrator, Judy Williams, for organising such an outstanding event.