St Anne’s and Christ Church launch Aim for Oxford scheme in the North-East

first_imgThe Aim for Access programme was initiated in September, and a statement from Christ Church said at the time: “The North East of Eng- land is the most under-represented region at Oxford, and we believe deeply that diversity is essential to the flourishing of a lively academic community and to Oxford’s future as a hub of social mobility and intellectual exchange. Geographical The North East has traditionally been one of the most poorly represented areas at Oxford – according to the University’s own statistics, the region contributed only 2.1% of the 7,470 students admitted between 2016 and 2018. The launch took place at New- castle Sixth Form College, a coeducational college in the middle of the city. diversity is something Oxford needsto continue to work on and we areexcited to be part of that throughAim for Oxford”. St Anne’s launched its “new sustained outreach program” Aim for Oxford alongside Christ Church on Saturday. Up to 40 students will be assistedfrom the beginning of sixth form,throughout the application processand up to their arrival at Oxford.The College has specified that theinitiative is aimed at economicallydisadvantaged students and thosefrom underrepresented groups,alongside strong academic results atGCSE.center_img Meanwhile, Christ Church’s outreach team visited schools south of the River Tyne, talking to Year 12s at Hetton School in Sunderland as well as younger students at Jarrow School, near South Shields, before heading north to King’s Priory School in Tynemouth, displaying the College’s ambition to forge concrete links across the region. In her opening address, St Anne’sprincipal Helen King explained that“you’re only the best if you attractthe brightest talent [and] the hard-est working people to you.” Theprogram aims to forge stronger tiesbetween the University and areato establish a clearer pathway forapplicants who may otherwise nothave applied. The scheme is aimed at emboldening students attending North East state schools to apply to Oxford, bridging what has typically been a large divide between one of England’s most economically disadvantaged areas and one of its most vaunted academic institutions. Beyond this, Christ Church has also advertised a History Competition open specifically to North-Eastern state school students. The competition is focused upon oral history, asking applicants to “conduct an interview with a member of their local community about their experiences of migration. They should then submit a short essay, summarising their findings.” A number of applicants will then be chosen to discuss their project with an Oxford historian. last_img read more

La Liga: Barcelona launch own range of protective masks

first_img Loading… Read Also: Ighalo to pen massive deal at Shenhua after Man Utd exit “The masks are locally made in Mataró in Catalonia and use 100% ecological cotton and fulfil all health requirements and regulations,” the club said. “It is a hygiene mask for everyday use that is reusable and its protection against the transmission of Covid-19 is guaranteed to up to 40 washes with a recommended use of eight hours between washes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona launched their own line of protective masks on Monday as the first of their official club shops reopened after more than two months of inactivity due to coronavirus. Barcelona’s club-branded protective masks are available in three different models Phase One of the Spanish government’s four-step de-escalation plan began in Barcelona on Monday and the Catalan club restarted business in their Passeig de Gracia store with the sale of the new product. “FC Barcelona launch the sale of their first line of protective masks which are available in three different models with exclusive designs from Monday via the Barça Store on Passeig de Gràcia in the city,” the club said on their official website. Barca said that the masks, which will cost €18 (£16) each, are available in three designs, with new models available in the coming weeks. They can be purchased online from Tuesday.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

USC student found dead in fraternity house

first_imgA USC student was found dead at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Gamma Epsilon Omega fraternity house, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Though the individual’s name will not be released until the next of kin have been notified, LAPD said that he is believed to have been a member of the fraternity. LAPD and the USC Department of Public Safety are conducting an ongoing investigation and have not yet confirmed the cause of death. Paramedics were already on the scene when LAPD and DPS officers arrived and found the student unresponsive. Captain William Hayes of the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division said that the death is currently being investigated as a possible suicide, and officers do not believe hazing was involved.Hayes said residents of the fraternity house became concerned because the student had not been seen since 2 a.m., and when they went to check his room, they discovered his body. Additionally, DPS Chief John Thomas said that the information gathered so far indicates that the student’s death was not related to academic pressures. USC Student Affairs and Student Counseling Services arrived on the scene later in the evening to provide residents of the house with emotional support.  The Gamma Epsilon Omega fraternity, which is unique to USC, is the first Asian-interest fraternity in Southern California. It was established in 1963 and was the first minority organization to have a house on the Row.last_img read more