On Monday 12th March I had the privilege of taking 40 pupils across Year 7 to Year 10 to visit Magdalen College at Oxford University. The aim of the trip was to raise pupils’ aspirations and allow them to gain a better understanding of higher education. The pupils engaged in a workshop exploring university life in general, before looking at Oxford specifically. The pupils had the opportunity to interact with current Oxford students over lunch in the Harry Potter style dining hall, asking questions and finding more out about university life from a student perspective. The pupils were then given a tour of the university, getting the opportunity to explore and understand the different buildings, including university halls, buildings used for exams and graduation, as well as the main university library. All of the pupils were fantastic, engaging with all of the activities provided and asking excellent questions.