Sixteen Cheshire College – South & West learners have successfully gained places at Russell Group Universities, including the University of Cambridge, for September 2019.
Founded in 1994, The Russell Group Universities represent 24 of the UK’s top higher education institutions that promote excellent teaching and research and unrivalled links with business.
The offers are across a wide range of subjects including mathematics, economics and medicine.
Sophia Rutter, 19, Crewe, has beat off tough competition from across the country to secure a place to study Law at the University of Cambridge.
Sophia said: ‘’I was on holiday when I received the offer from Cambridge. I was in total disbelief, I never imagined I would get accepted.
‘’The Careers Team have been extremely supportive, throughout the entire application process and they are still closely working with me to help prepare for my exams.
‘’The College has encouraged me right from the start and taught me to believe in myself and my abilities.’’
All learners across the College are supported with dedicated and personalised support and advice with their university applications.
Recently launched, the Colleges Futures Programme takes learners beyond their study programme to experience opportunities with Russell Group universities, and to ultimately realise their potential to apply to these prestigious institutions.
Moyra Throssell, Dean of Higher Education, commented: ‘’I am delighted that so many of our learners have been successful with their university applications this year.
‘’Top universities look for learners who not only have good grades, but grades in the right subjects for the course they want to apply for.
‘’Cheshire College – South & West has a dedicated careers service and specialist university ready programmes which attract learners of the highest academic ability and provides them with the necessary support and encouragement to progress to top universities.
‘’The dedication and ambition of our learners is exceptional. We are incredibly proud.’’
Those set for Russell Group Universities came to Cheshire College – South & West from a number of different high schools across Cheshire, including, Tarporley High School, Middlewich High School and Shavington High School.
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 ccswdev.wpengine.com.