DCC Alumna Talks to Students About Her Place at Oxford University

Amber Borowiec, who left Dawlish Community College in June 2015 and who subsequently won a place at the Exeter Mathematics School (EMS), has been offered a place at Hertford College at the University of Oxford for October 2017.

Amber left DCC with several GCSEs, including an A* in Mathematics, and is currently studying for A-Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics at the EMS. In December, after applying and going through the rigorous interview process, Amber was given the good news that in October she will move to Oxford, where she will be studying Mathematics alongside the country’s top mathematicians at undergraduate level.

She is very excited about the challenges ahead and has plans to continue her studies in Mathematics to at least Master’s Degree level. Amber kindly agreed to come back into the College earlier today and gave a talk to our Year 11 students about her achievements. This inspiring talk gave our students an idea of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication, reflecting the College’s motto of ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’.

During her assembly Amber talked through her process of applying to University through UCAS, as well as projects she has worked on at EMS including a data analysis project for the MET Office. She stressed to our Year 11s that reaching their goals is achievable if they are willing to put in the effort and hard work, but that enjoying your studies is of great importance too.

The College is extremely proud of Amber’s news and we wish her all the very best, both with her A-Levels and the sparkling future ahead of her.