Cymoedd Alumnus shares Oxford Experience

Current A Level learners studying at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus welcomed a former A Level learner back to the campus this week to share her experiences of studying at Oxford University.

Megan Howells (19), studied at the A Level Centre in 2017 and achieved outstanding A*A*A grades in English, Law and History to secure a place at Queen’s College, Oxford, where she is currently studying Law.

Megan had signed up to the college’s Alumni Network, whose members volunteer to visit the college to speak to current learners, deliver seminars, and appear as Guest Speakers at a variety of events.

Megan said, “It was great to return to the college and share my learning journey with the A Level learners.  They were keen to find out how I had managed coursework and revision for my A Levels. They also asked lots of questions about studying and life at Oxford University. I was keen for them to realise that, when I started my A Levels, I hadn’t considered studying at Oxford, but with a lot of hard work and support from my family and tutors, here I am today! I hope my visit has given them some tips for their studies and also the inspiration to believe in themselves and go for it! I wish them every success for their future. I am delighted that, by signing up to the Cymoedd Alumni, I have been able to give something back to the college that helped me realise my goals.”

Ian Rees, Director of A Levels, said, “Megan’s enthusiasm about her studies both at the college and Oxford certainly engaged the current learners, who asked a range of pertinent questions regarding how to prepare for exams and how she had coped with the transition from the South Wales Valleys to studying at Oxford University. Megan is a fantastic ambassador for the college and an inspiring role model for our A Level learners, showing them just what they, too, can aspire to achieve.

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