Application Support Programme for BME Students in STEM
Magdalene College and Target Oxbridge are proud to announce a programme of webinars in the autumn of 2020 to encourage and support applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds interested in STEM subjects. The programme is aimed at students in Years 11-13, especially those who are preparing their university applications in the autumn of 2020.
Each webinar will feature a 1 hour subject lecture from a Fellow of the College meant to inspire sixth-formers to consider careers in STEM, followed by a 30 min Q&A session where participants will have a chance to ask questions about every aspect of applying to Cambridge and other competitive universities in STEM subjects. Our first webinar, on September 24, will feature Profesor Franklin Aigbirhio, Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, and a passionate advocate of BME students at Cambridge.
Chemistry in Biomedical Research talk & Q&A about making a strong application in science subjects
24 September, 5-6.30pm
Chemistry in Biomedical Research talk by Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, the talk will discuss the central role that chemistry plays in understanding major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, and in developing technologies for earlier detection and for new treatments.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A about making a strong application in science subjects with Admissions Tutor, Dr Sergio Bacallado.Find out more >> Register for webinar >>
Studying Engineering at Cambridge & Q&A about making a strong application in Engineering
29 September, 5-6.30pm
Studying Engineering at Cambridge talk by Dr Richard Roebuck, the talk will give an overview of what it's like to study engineering at Cambridge, to do research in the subject, and the opportunities available to engineering graduates.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A on making a strong university application in engineering, with Dr Roebuck and Admissions Tutor, Dr Sergio Bacallado.Find out more >> Register for webinar >>
Mathematics Lecture: Probability in the real world & Q&A on preparing for admissions interviews and preparing applications in mathematics.
26 October, 5-6.30pm
Dr Bacallado, a Lecturer in Mathematics at Cambridge will give a lecture on the applications of probability theory. The talk is intended for Year 12-13 students as a taster of university-level maths.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Bacallado about admissions interviews at Cambridge in the sciences, what's new in 2020, and preparing applications in mathematics.Find out more >> Register for webinar >>
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