Current A Level learners studying at Coleg y Cymoeddâ€™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 Queenâ€™s College, Oxford, where she is currently studying Law.
Megan had signed up to the collegeâ€™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, â€œIt was great to return to the college and share my learning journey with the A Level learners.Â 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 hadnâ€™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.â€
Ian Rees, Director of A Levels, said, â€œMeganâ€™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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