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March 2012


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BSix in the news (a lot)

Did anyone at "The Times Education Supplement" realise what they were starting when they featured BSix? A Visiting Fellow from Oxford University , Dr Peter Claus; a recreation of an Oxford don's study , the Red Room ; and a Garden of the Ancient World have really captured the imagination of the media and of people interested in widening access to universities from the inner-city.


The College has featured on …wait for it!.. ITV London Tonight, on the BBC News website, on Radio 5 Live, on Radio Oxford. Then on to newspapers …in The Evening standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Oxford Mail, Hackney Gazette, The Cherwell and the International Business Times. The story also headlined The Huffington post website, a U.S. university website which is the biggest source of news in the world!

It was a mad couple of days but the message was always the same: the College will invest and do all it possibly can to make sure that its students achieve the very best and have the widest opportunities possible. That is the point of BSix and of the raising Aspirations programme featured in the media. The idea has certainly struck a chord , provoking some lively debate (see The Daily Telegraph website for an excellent example here).

Rebekah Harris, Head of External relations at the College, says that she is delighted that the innovations and imaginative responses to challenges are being acknowledged and debated so widely. "It is brilliant that the media are recognising our pioneering efforts," adds Rebekah. "The really gratifying thing is that they are describing what we do , not a dream or a gimmick." Rebekah is not at liberty to say but there is even more coverage to come.

Please see the full articles below:
Evening Standard
Huffington Post
Daily Mail
BBC News Oxford