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North West Science Residential
The Queen's College Science Residential
The North West Science Residential is a residential event for Year 12s, hosted annually during the Easter holidays. This event is a chance for young people to get a taster of what it might be like to live and study at Queen's.

Attendees stay in undergraduate accommodation, eat in the college hall and attend lectures, seminars and labs covering a variety of sciences. All attendees attend a tutorial (special small group teaching session) and have a chance to quiz current undergraduates about what college life is really like. The event also offers an opportunity for students to receive advice on how to make a competitive application to Oxbridge, how to write a great personal statement and how to prepare for a university interview.

In 2019, the event is scheduled to take place Tuesday 9th April to Friday 12th April 2019. You can find more information about the 2018 event here

Eligibility 

Applications are welcomed from Year 12s studying sciences at state schools in Cumbria, Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. If you're unsure if your school is in the right area, you can contact us to check. Applicants should be on track to achieve at least AAA in their A levels or 38-40 points in the IB, with 6s and 7s in the higher-level subjects and should be considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge. Your teacher must submit a statement of support alongside your application, detailing why they think you should receive a place. This statement should be emailed to schools.liaison@queens.ox.ac.uk by the application deadline. 

Applying

Applications will be opened in January 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes of their applications by email. Consent forms and information packs will be sent by email to successful applicants - forms will need to be completed and returned to confirm your place.

If a large number of applications are received, applicants' grades and teachers' support statements are considered alongside other criteria, with priority given to those who will be the first in their families to go to university, are receiving or have received Free School Meals, are or have been in care, or whose parents are in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

‘I loved the tutorials and getting used to academic discussions with Oxford tutors. I was inspired to do more further reading and it was great to meet like-minded people who are preparing in the same ways as me.’

James

‘I liked the familial environment and really enjoyed studying in the library, it was a really nice space.’

Jack

‘Lovely atmosphere…lovely friendly people.’

Sophie