If you are someone like me – a black, working-class, state-school educated individual from Newham, East London – would you think that you could win a place at Oxford or Cambridge?
A blog by Cherelle Malongo, Foundation Year student of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, is featured in this week's Times Higher Education. The piece outlines the aims and format of the scheme, now in its second year and open for applications for 2018 entry.
In her blog, Cherelle reflects on public perceptions of Oxbridge, myths surrounding the admissions process, and the impact of the Foundation Year scheme on her own academic and personal aspirations. One term into the year-long course, she discusses the experience of 'impostor syndrome', and how the study and support programme breaks this down, improving confidence and broadening horizons.
Read the article in full here.
Applications for the third LMH Foundation Year are open until 12.30pm on 21st February, 2018.