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16 November 2018

University Fair gives students the taste of Higher things to come

Higher Education and life at university have been the focus for pupils as the annual University Fair came to John Lyon.

Held in the Boyd Campbell Hall on Friday 16th November, more than 40 universities and other organisations gave information to students about what paths they may take after they finish their A-Level studies.

Joining John Lyon boys were students from other schools and colleges, including John Lyon’s partner school LAE Tottenham, Hatch End High School, Canons High School, Northwood School, Whitmore High School, Harrow High School and Nower Hill High School.

With the fair open to boys from across a number of years, it was an opportunity for Sixth Form students to really crystallise their thoughts on university options, as well as a chance for boys further down the School to start thinking what they may wish to do in four or five years’ time.

Among the stands were representatives from some of the country’s leading universities, including Russell Group institutions such as Oxford, LSE, UCL, KCL, Durham, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and Warwick. There were also stands focusing on international study from the USA, Canada and Spain, as well as organisations such as Gap360, CBRE and City & Guilds Apprenticeships.

Following the fair, Sixth Form students were able to hear first from John Lyon’s Head of Higher Education Mr Stephen Mepham, who spoke about the UCAS process, and then from Dr Ruth MacDonald from St John’s College, Oxford, who gave details on the application processes used at Oxford and Cambridge, and how they differ from other universities.


John Lyon is an independent school, a member of HMCISC and is reviewed in the Good Schools Guide.

Pupils typically join John Lyon in Years 7, 9 and 12, largely from a North West London catchment area including Harrow, Wembley, Stanmore, Pinner, Watford, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Southall, Ealing, Acton, Edgware, Brent Cross, Finchley, Barnet, Camden, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as other parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

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