The Kusuma Gibraltar University Talks took place this week as part of the wider “Future Pathways” event hosted by Bayside and Westside Schools. The three-day event provided Year 12 students from all local secondary schools with invaluable advice for applying to University.

Jane Marshall, from Optimising Futures, and Maria Kazani, from Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge ran a variety of talks and workshops which introduced students to the university application process and writing personal statements. Smaller group sessions provided expert guidance on applying to Oxbridge, key university study skills, preparing for entrance exams, as well as subject-specific discussions for Medicine, Dentistry and veterinary sciences. In addition, four Kusuma scholars who are currently studying at universities in the UK, spoke to the students about their experiences and tips for succeeding and enjoying life at university.

Claire Trinidad Post 16 Coordinator, Westside School. said: “Every year, our students benefit greatly from the guidance and advice that is provided by the speakers who are supported by Kusuma. The talks help students to make informed choices about universities and courses that are based on what is right for them as learners. They are a great way to kickstart the university application process and encourage pupils to give these decisions the thought and attention that they deserve.”