Swindon Scholars visit University of Oxford Medical School

Published: 3 Jul 2018

In June, the Swindon Scholars Programme team took a group of nine Scholars on a trip to the University of Oxford for a medicine-specific open day at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. As members of the Scholar Medicine Society, which helps students on the programme delve further into subjects they are passionate about, the Scholars were excited to spend the day touring and experiencing the Medical School, which is rated number one in the world.

During the day the Scholars experienced a tour of the city, as they made their way from the train station to the University Science Area. On route to the Medical School, the Scholars had the opportunity to explore one of the 38 colleges within the University – Balliol College. They then enjoyed a guided tour of the University Science Area, viewing all of the different department buildings.

On arrival to the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, they received an introductory talk and a tour of the facilities. This was followed by two hours of lectures and seminars from lecturers, current students and admissions tutors. The seminars included invaluable talks about applying to Medicine, interview techniques and life as a medical student.

Overall, it was an excellent opportunity for our Scholars as it opened their eyes to the realities of applying to and studying at Medical School.

Our Scholars finished the day feeling motivated for the journey ahead and equipped to begin drafting their application for a place on a Medicine degree programme.

By Rebecca Martin, Swindon Scholars Programme Manager.