Scholars students’ continuous success in partnership with The University of Oxford

Scholars students at Cheshire College – South & West have been competing with participants from across Manchester, Cheshire and London to earn prestigious awards during a week-long residential programme at Pembroke College, the University of Oxford.

Cheshire College – South & West A Level student Emma Wood, 17, from Middlewich and former pupil at Middlewich High School, has been awarded a prize for her written work submitted to the Tyler Prize Competition at Pembroke College. The Tyler Prize aims to support and inspire the next generation of undergraduate students as they consider their university choices. The Pembroke Tyler Essay Prize has a number of essay questions within the three categories of Humanities, Science and Social Science. Emma won a prize in the Humanities category.

Emma who joined Cheshire College – South & West in 2017, to study A Levels in Geography, Maths and Chemistry, said: ‘’I was thrilled and surprised to become runner up in the humanities category for my essay. I wasn’t expecting it and I am glad the College introduced me to it and encouraged me reach my full potential.”

We are also proud to announce the successes of A Level student Emily Lord who was awarded with a Pembroke Scholars prize. Emily was nominated by Oxford academics based on her written work and dedication throughout the week.

Emily, 17, also a former student a Middlewich High School, started her journey at College in 2017, studying A Levels in English Literature, Sociology and Maths, said: ‘’I am so proud to have won my award at Pembroke College, I was ecstatic when I found out. The College has given me endless opportunities and encouraged me from the start.’’

Second Year A Level student, Nariah Majid, has also been recognised by the University of Oxford, as a Pembroke Scholar and will take part in an additional event linked to the Pembroke North Programme, which aims to raise aspirations for prestigious universities by taking part in a sustained and intellectually challenging programme.

Nairah, 17, former pupil at Shavington Academy, said: ‘’I was so pleased to gain a place on the Pembroke Scholars Course. The entire process has been inspiring and has encouraged me to consider applying to Oxbridge. The support from College has been incredible and it massively improved my confidence.’’

Futures Programme Coordinator, Fiona Burgess explains that: ‘’We are very proud and delighted to announce the recent success of our students attaining awards from The University of Oxford, Pembroke College.

‘’This is due to the hard work and commitment that the students have shown. They are exemplary role models for Cheshire College – South & West.’’

The Futures Programme takes students beyond their study programme to experience opportunities with Russell Group universities, and to ultimately realise their potential to apply to these prestigious institutions.

If you are interested in studying at Cheshire College – South & West, or for more information, call 01270 654 654 (Crewe Campus) / 01244 656 555 (Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses) or visit

For more information about our Futures Programme, please contact Fiona Burgess on 01270 654 517 or email

Scholars students’ continuous success in partnership with The University of Oxford. Left – Right: Nariah Majid, Fiona Burgess Futures Programme Coordinator, Emily Lord, Dhesi (Principal and Chief Executive Officer), Emma Wood.