Four honours students at Cheshire College – South & West have attended The Pembroke Humanities and Theology Conference. The event included seminars delivered by current undergraduate mentors from Pembroke College and Corpus Christi College, The University of Oxford, as well as talks delivered by Oxford academics and a presentation skills workshop.
A Level student Agnes Miron, 17, from Northwich, enjoyed the opportunity to focus on the presentation skills workshop, she said: “The workshop was a great experience. I now understand how to deliver my research findings and conclusions with confidence.”
The conference is part of a Pembroke Access Programme and culminates with a summer school for students at Pembroke College in August.
Former Cheshire College – South & West student and current History undergraduate at Pembroke College, Conor Reeves, was one of a team of undergraduate mentors at the event. Conor, who also took part in the Pembroke programme during his A-Level studies, said: “I really value the work that these programmes such as the Pembroke Access Programme can offer to local young people, who may not consider applying to top universities to continue their education.”
Cheshire College – South & West’s Futures Programme Coordinator Fiona Burgess also attended the event, added: “The event provides an exciting platform for students to explore subjects that they may not have considered before, and this really reflected in the superb student presentations that we heard on the final day.”