On February 22nd, we were delighted to visit Downing College, University of Cambridge, with 37 students from Azhar Academy, Ernest Bevin, Eastbrook, and Lantern of Knowledge. The event, kindly supported by COSARAF, featured Downing College student ambassadors who shared insights into student life including their schedules, experiences of their subjects, and their involvement in Cambridge traditions and societies. Dr Kamran, an Admissions tutor, hosted an engaging Q&A which covered application tips and introduced ‘Supercurricular’ activities, a great way of demonstrating a passion for their chosen subject. A guided tour of the beautiful college campus showcased the study and recreational spaces, allowing students to visualise university life. Finally, students gained valuable information on student finance and support opportunities.
“It showed me how universities provide support and how welcoming they are”
“I learnt that the stereotypes built around Cambridge are not so true, and if you get good grades, you have a chance of getting into Cambridge, regardless of your background”
“It made me feel empowered, and it widened my knowledge and understanding of the campus and university”
“I learnt how the college structure works”
A sincere appreciation to COSARAF for sponsoring this event and to the team at Downing College for inspiring the students and generously sharing valuable insights and experiences, encouraging them to explore Cambridge University as a potential choice for their academic future.
On Wednesday 7th February we were delighted to be joined by Year 10 students from 3 different schools for an enriching visit to the Norton Rose Fulbright office in London. Commencing with a strategically designed icebreaker, the day unfolded with a comprehensive presentation, providing our students with a profound understanding of the multifaceted legal services offered by this esteemed firm.
A highlight of the itinerary was the engaging speed networking session, affording our students the privilege of connecting with accomplished young lawyers and apprentices. The invaluable exchange of insights and guidance provided an authentic glimpse into the dynamic world of legal professionals. The tour of the impressive offices led to a team challenge, wherein students applied their acquired knowledge to a case study. The ensuing presentations were met with constructive feedback from a panel of judges, contributing to a holistic learning experience.
We extend our sincere gratitude to the entire team at Norton Rose Fulbright for orchestrating this opportunity. Your dedication to nurturing the future generation of legal professionals is commendable.
“I learnt how to present and be confident in a topic”
“I learnt about the intricacies of corporate law and the jobs and careers available”
“You do not always have to study law to have a career as a lawyer”