Special thanks to former Esher College student, Cormac O’Malley, for coming to talk to our 6.1 students about life as a student at Oxford University. Cormac, who is currently in his 4th year at Pembroke College studying Engineering Science, was keen to encourage more students from state school backgrounds to apply to Oxbridge. He talked to the students about the Oxbridge application process and how important it was to start thinking about their personal statements over the summer. He also talked about the interview process and how the College helped him arrange mock interviews prior to his interview at Oxford. He made the students laugh whilst recounting his own interview experience, which was clearly a great success as he went on to get a place! Cormac studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics whilst at Esher and he felt that the College was great preparation for making new friends at university. We wish Cormac all the best for his final year at university.