Mr. Nick Waite, principal of Bellerbys College Cambridge, made a much appreciated visit to Oxbridge Tutorial College last week. The relationship between Oxbridge and Bellerbys kicked of in 2013 when we recognised the difficulty faced by many local students wanting to gain admission to the top medical schools in the UK. As a home student in the UK bagging one of these coveted spots is a difficult task. Multiply that ten fold if you’re an international student! Having identified Bellerbys as a premium institution with similar goals and objectives as Oxbridge we created the first of our Medical Pathway programmes (MP1) aimed at the strongest and brightest students. (This has recently been complemented with our Medical Pathway 2 programme, in collaboration with DIFC in Ireland, offering students with more varied abilities the opportunity to study medicine in a broader range of institutions).
On the day, Mr. Waite, along with two members of their local team (Mrs. Yetunde Perraire and Mrs. Adedayo), took part in our Valedictory Service followed by a session with our MP1 students and some of their parents.
Mr Waite took the time to speak to his audience about:
- The UCAS Personal Statement.
- The Job Shadow scheme.
- The UKCAT and BMAT tests.
- Extra curricular activities at Bellerbys.
- Application choices.
- Scholarship offers.
For intending Medical students, Mr Waite elaborated on how the UCAS Personal Statement must be robust and must showcase other sterling qualities and achievements of the students with work placement activities.
What’s next for the MP1 students? They’ve got a 2 week work placement at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at the end of the summer! It’s going to be a very exciting, informative and rewarding experience that we’ve managed to organise in house
Many thanks for taking the time to visit and we look forward to hosting you again Mr. Waite.
Interested in studying medicine? Get in touch (Call 0802 133 2170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) and find out more about our MP1 and MP2 programmes.