As our Schools Liaison Officer at Girton College, I’ve really enjoyed engaging with thousands of young people over the last year with the aim of raising aspirations about what is possible for them when they leave school. We do this either by running sessions in their schools or by having them visit Girton and Cambridge and take part in activities, tours and sometimes subject Masterclasses while they are here.
I’ve found working with Year 7s through our new ‘Girton College Pathways to HE’ scheme to be particularly exciting, as we’ve been able to discuss the future and the idea of aiming for a top university with students who are at the very start of secondary education – generally before any misconceptions about university kick in!
It is such a rewarding job, which is why I was pleased to be asked to do an interview for ‘This Cambridge Life’, a set of articles written by the University focusing on some of the many people who make up this brilliant university, both staff and students.
You can see Claire’s full interview with ‘This Cambridge Life’ here