Brock’s Gifted and Talented students take part in HE+

9 January 2015

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Forty-one of Brock’s Gifted and Talented students have been selected to take part in HE+, a collaborative project set up by the University of Cambridge to work with the country’s brightest year 12 students to further develop their academic attainment and make competitive applications to top Russell Group universities.

The programme encourages students to think beyond their A level curriculum in a highly supportive environment, making the most of exciting opportunities to develop their academic skills and confidence, and to engage with equally able peers from other local colleges. The programme also includes a visit to the University of Cambridge where students meet with academic staff, admissions tutors and current undergraduates. All participating students will be able to use their involvement in this highly prestigious scheme to enhance their university application forms and CVs.

Some HE+ sessions are being delivered by Brock Biology lecturer Debbie Burfitt on the topic of plant science.

Debbie said: “My talk was inspired by a training course I attended last summer at The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School in York 2014. I was so inspired by the research talks I heard that I wanted to pass on their ideas to also inspire the students who are at the outset of their scientific careers”.

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