Students on the 2018 Floreat access programme have been at Balliol for the residential part of the year-long programme.
The 37 year-12 students, who all have an interest in pursuing a humanities subject at degree level, have taken part in a series of seminars taught in Hertfordshire (our link area) by Balliol graduate students, as part of a course based on the Cold War. Each seminar focused on a different aspect of this period through the lens of a different subject: the English seminar focused on spy thrillers set during this period, while the theology/philosophy seminar focused on moral and ethical issues involved in using weapons.
While they have been at Balliol, the students have been having tutorials with Balliol tutors and graduate students, and discussing essays they have produced as part of the course. They have also received support with their personal statements for university applications, visited some of the departments and colleges, and had the chance to explore all that Oxford offers before this exciting programme comes to an end.
We will be inviting applications for next year’s programme in December: see this page.
Philosophy tutor Dr Adam Caulton with Floreat access students:
History tutor Dr Mark Baker with Floreat access programme students:
Floreat access students in Balliol’s JCR with Pravahi Osman (Outreach Officer):