News University Challenge 07.02.2022


Collyer’s students visited St John’s College, Oxford earlier this week as part of the sixth form college’s Oxbridge programme. The students were accompanied by Noami Lask, Collyer’s Oxbridge Co-ordinator, and maths teacher Rob Ettridge.

Noami Lask said: “Rob and I were delighted to take 25 keen and high achieving first year students to St John’s College, Oxford.

“During an action-packed day, we thoroughly enjoyed a tour of the college grounds, a talk about making a competitive application to Oxford and a critical thinking workshop from Dr Ken Amor, as well as a lovely lunch in the college dining hall!”

Ian McAlister, Director of Progression added: “Getting a place at an Oxbridge institution is a huge undertaking and I’m confident that these students will be competitive and certainly up for the challenge!

“Huge thanks to Noami and Rob for making this trip possible. We have a busy programme of university progression trips and events planned throughout the year, and they are massively important in helping students make the right choices for their next steps.”

Deputy Principal Steve Martell said: “Colossal thanks to Dr Ken Amor and all at St John’s College for their incredible hospitality.”