Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Anne-Marie Kapuya has been selected for the highly selective Target Oxbridge Programme 2022, a competitive programme sponsored by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge that receives thousands of applications each year.
The programme, which awards only 160 places out of a pool of over 1000 applicants from throughout the United Kingdom, is designed to support high achieving UK black students from African or Caribbean heritage to make a competitive application to either the University of Oxford or Cambridge. The programme, devised by Rare Recruitment, is supported by both universities.
Kapuya is only the second Barton Peveril student to be selected for this programme. The former Swanmore College pupil aims to use the range of opportunities on the programme, including mentoring from current students and alumni from the universities and a summer development programme involving application workshops and subject-specific work from both universities, to apply to study Engineering at one of the prestigious institutions next academic year.
Speaking on her success, Anne-Marie Kapuya said:
“I am extremely grateful to have been accepted into this programme in the hopes that with the help from Target Oxbridge and Barton Peveril my dream of attending Cambridge to study Engineering will possibly become a reality.”
Barton Peveril’s Head of Careers and Higher Education, Shoonagh Hubble, commented on Mukundi’s achievement:
“Target Oxbridge is a highly prestigious programme which identifies talented black students and gives them one to one support to help them get into top universities. Places on the programme are extremely competitive so we are delighted that Anne-Marie has been given this potentially life-changing opportunity.”