Four A Level students from Bury College attended an overnight conference for high-achieving young women, hosted by Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

The ‘Pathways to Success’ is a prestigious annual event which celebrates students’ achievements so far and to inspire them to aim high and be ambitious in their future choices. It is also an introduction to university life whilst allowing them to explore the different academic options for the future.

The residential involved workshops and discussions about different opportunities available to them and detailed information about applying to the University of Cambridge. Students also enjoyed hearing talks delivered by inspirational women about their careers and choices.

Emma Leech, Chloe Lister, Chloe Stone and Sophie Wong were the four students specially selected to attend the career-enhancing conference. The learners agreed that it was a unique opportunity to attend such a high profile conference which encouraged outstanding young women to succeed academically and in their chosen career.

17 year old Emma Leech, a former Bolton St Catherine’s Academy student is studying A Level English Literature and Language, A Level Sociology and A Level Psychology. Emma said of the experience, “The residential was a really good experience. I am in the process of applying to universities and the lecturers I sampled during the taster has helped me understand what lectures would be like. I am really enjoying my A Level studies, I love all my courses and the level of independence I have.”

Michael Fordham, Head of A Level Study Programmes at Bury College said, “Bury College A Level students are invited to further enrich their learning experience by taking part in career enhancing university residentials. These recent Oxbridge visits have provided our high-achieving learners with the unique opportunity to prepare themselves for university and long-term career progression.”

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