22nd March 2022
Newcastle College Honours Programme student, Konstantina Koutri has successfully secured a place on prestigious STEM study programmes at both Oxford University and Cambridge University.
On Wednesday 23 March, Konstantina will travel to the Oxford University to participate in the prestigious Physical Sciences Study Day where she will join lectures in Earth Sciences, Physics and Chemistry. She will also have the opportunity to experience taster sessions in these course areas and hear all about the university's admissions process.
Former Clayton Hall Academy student, Konstantina who is currently studying A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry has also beaten off tough competition to attend the Cambridge University Women in Maths 3-day residential programme from 24-27 March. Joining like-minded students, this is a unique event for talented young women who want to study maths at university.
Commenting on her acceptance onto the programmes, Konstantina said: “I found out about the study events through the NSCG Honours Programme, and I was really excited to apply. The process consisted of an in-depth application with a supporting reference from Richard Simpson. I put everything into my application and I am so happy to have been selected. I'm looking forward to both experiences, but in particular attending the Cambridge University 3-day residential event. I will get the chance to attend a number of inspiring workshops and benefit from maths lectures. I will also have the opportunity to take tours of both Christ's College and Trinity College to find out more about university life which I am so excited about.
I'm hoping that both events will help to give me clarity and focus on my future studies and give me the motivation to really decide on where I want to be, both in terms of university and my future career."
Talking about her experiences so far of the Honours Programme, Konstantina added: "During my time at NSCG, the Honours Programme has given me the opportunity to be involved in lots of personal development sessions and it's a person-centric programme. I have attended weekly sessions in a variety of subjects which has helped me to develop all of my interests, in particular the science and maths-based activities. If you have the potential to study at a top university, then I would recommend the Honours Programme to anyone as you are pushed to be your absolute best. Richard Simpson is full of knowledge and really useful resources."
Honours Programme Leader Richard Simpson said: "Konstantina is an exceptional learner with a bright future ahead of her. The application process for both programmes is tough and her talent and passion for maths and science has really shone through. The Honours Programme is designed to help build the confidence of learners and to develop their skills and knowledge, and since joining us in September, Konstantina has really embraced the programme. We look forward to hearing all about Konstantina's experiences of these study events on her return to college."
Find out more about about studying the NSCG Honours Programme.