On a clear September evening, a constant stream of parents, teachers and students make their way i the music and arts centre at Wesley College, Dublin. The impressive wood-panelled room at the private fee-paying school is not unlike the lecture halls you see in many of the State's third-level colleges, its staggered rows of desks all facing down towards the centre of the room, writes John Downes.
There, Ray Thornton and Lucinda Woods are preparing to give their presentation. Entitled "Getting to Oxford: How Irish students can break in", and funded by the Oxford University authorities, the evening aims to "demystify" the applications' procedure. Worryingly for Ireland's universities, it is also hoped that it will encourage more top Irish students Free Middlesbrough t go there by dispelling any preconceptions they might have about what that would entail.
There are a number of tips worth remembering if you want to go to Oxford, Thornton and Woods reveal in their confident Oxbridge tones. In your personal statement, for example, do say things such as: The irish in Oxford have chosen to study French and Sex chat online Hartlepool as a joint course firstly due to a love of those two cultures gained through visits to these countries.
It is also a good idea to research the particular college you would like to attend - and to know the research interests of those who will be interviewing you.
But it is a bad idea to see the interview process as a chance simply to "take on" OOxford interviewers at every opportunity. Rather, the aim should be to show you are enthusiastic to learn, while able The irish in Oxford argue and defend different points of view. As two Irish people who have been through the whole process, Thornton and Woods should know. During their time on the university, they have learned to adjust to life at one of England's most hallowed institutions - and the demands The irish in Oxford an Oxford University education makes on its students.
Speaking from experience, they present a detailed slideshow outlining some of the key areas students need to be aware of.
Bracknell granny escorts is a slick, well-produced presentation that does iirish excellent job of selling the university as a destination for Ireland's high-achieving youth.
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