We are delighted to congratulate the 20 students involved in the Academic Seminar Programme this term. With assistance from two specially selected PhD students from Trinity College Dublin, the students completed two weeks of university-style seminars and engaged in deep discussions around the topics of Life Science and Humanities. In addition to developing deep subject knowledge through their academic courses, students attended university enrichment workshops ranging from undergraduate study skills to bespoke admission and applications advice. 

Feedback from the students was excellent, and all students mentioned the numerous benefits of taking part in such a unique programme. Students especially gained an understanding of four competencies; university readiness, metacognition, self-efficacy and motivation. 

The students were exemplary ambassadors for TES throughout the entire process and produced work of a standard well above their years. At the end of the programme, the students were awarded grades in the style of UK University standards; 1st, 2.1 or 2.2. Congratulations to all students on their excellent results, with special mention to the six students who received a top grade. We would like to acknowledge Bella Chien, who received the highest percentage grade of 88%. This is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that her perseverance and tenacity pays off!

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An online graduation event took place on 21 May 2021, attended by the participants, the academic supervisors and the organisers from BSHS, Ms Wainright and Ms DeLuca. All students received a certificate of completion and listened to some excellent progression advice from keynote speaker Dr Kim Fuellenbach, University of Oxford graduate and former Researcher at AccessEd.   

We look forward to continued collaboration with Access Ed to help prepare our students for academic success at prestigious universities across the globe.