Oxbridge Recruitment Programme
The college also has an recruitment programme for students who wish to apply for Oxford and Cambridge universities. This programme has visiting speakers, mock interviews, meetings with former Xaverian students who are studying at Oxbridge, as well as overnight trips to Oxford and Cambridge and shadowing schemes.
Every year more and more students from Xaverian apply to Oxbridge and gain places there. Between 2007 and 2010 21 students started their studies there, and in 2011 a remarkable twelve students received offers for the two universities – more than any sixth-form college in Greater Manchester.
Oxbridge Students 2011
Niamh Gordon is studying English at Bailliol College, Oxford
Robin Masters is studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Jesus College, Oxford
Nancy Rose is studying French and Spanish at Bailliol College, Oxford
Khojasta Kalash is studying Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge
Alex Welbourne is studying Natural Sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Laura Kennedy is studying Law at New College, Oxford
Jessica Gurney is studying Medicine at Newnham College, Cambridge
Laura Spence is studying Classics at Homerton College, Cambridge
Louis Degenhardt is studying Politics, Psychology and Sociology at Girton College, Cambridge
Amy Spray is studying Experimental Psychology at Christ Church College, Oxford