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Motivating maths pupils and reflecting on the latest Sutton Trust survey

We had the first two installments last Friday of one of the more unusual outreach activities we’ve run at Somerville. One of our mathematics tutors, Dr Mason Porter, was awarded a grant to run some workshops for schools focusing on … Continue reading

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March madness over, along with the Easter break – now looking forward to the summer term

You may have noticed a quite prolonged silence on this blog recently. I’m pleased to say that it has been for a good reason though – March is the busiest month in the access calendar, and I can say for … Continue reading

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Changing the world at Somerville…

I knew it had been a while since I last blogged – and was surprised to see that almost three weeks have passed since the last update. The reason for this, though, is a good one, as most of my … Continue reading

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Modern languages study day

Last Friday was a full day of access activity at Somerville, with the arrival of 40 Year 9 pupils from West London for a modern languages event. The day was coordinated by Lampton School in Hounslow, and was part of … Continue reading

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A busy start to 2012

Since joining Somerville last summer, I have been gradually building up our access work. This started with visits to some of the schools in our link regions of Buckinghamshire, Hounslow and Kingston, giving presentations and advice to their pupils, and … Continue reading

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