As part of the University of Cambridge’s outreach efforts, Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope launched the HE+ programme in Stoke-on-Trent alongside St Catharine’s Economics student Jordan Heath, who attended Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.
Jordan joined Professor Toope on the visit to discuss how the programme aims to inspire students from the area to apply to Cambridge. 150 of North Staffordshire’s brightest teenagers will spend the coming year working on a range of activities, including research projects, university visits and masterclasses with academic experts. Speaking of the programme Jordan said of Cambridge, “If you don’t know someone who’s going there, you think you’ve got no chance. When I did a lot better than expected in my first year at college, I thought I might have a chance of getting in. I also went on a residential visit to Cambridge, which helped.” Hopefully this programme will be the springboard to more students following Jordan’s lead, and we look forward to welcoming them when they visit St Catharine’s!