In May 2018 Merton College Oxford launched an Essay Competition to encourage UK Year 12 school students to consider studying Law at Oxford.
Prior Pursglove Student Amy Hornsby was one of the 15 winning entries and was invited to attend the Pre-Law Residential. The event included attendance at an Open Day, overnight accommodation, academic taster sessions with Law tutors, and activities with current Merton Law students.
The essay title was “Lying is wrong.” Discuss. Merton College said “The essays were judged on clarity of structure, argument and style, and effective use of relevant information and ideas. The overall quality was extremely high.”
Amy is currently studying A Levels in Law, History and English Literature at Prior Pursglove and plans to apply to either Oxford or Cambridge to study for her Law Degree. She said of her experience “It was a fantastic opportunity to experience what life at Merton College would be like if I studied there. Speaking to current students confirmed to me that studying at Oxbridge would be the right choice for me.”