The Minerva Award

Due to the huge success of the Athena Award in 2014 and 2015 whereby students from Brompton Academy were awarded places on a visit to Athens where the University of Kent has a postgraduate degree programme, this year we offered The Minerva Award.  Again a competitive process whereby successful Brompton Academy students were offered the opportunity of travelling to Rome where the University of Kent has three Masters programmes with the American University of Rome (AUR).

Sixteen students and two members of staff from Brompton Academy went to Rome along with two members of the University of Kent’s The Partnership Development team.  The project involved six University of Kent Masters’ students, who are studying Ancient History, Roman History or Archaeology in Rome, working with the school students, showing them around the Roman Forum and Colosseum and inspiring them to engage with ancient history. They were also able to recommend best ice cream parlours in Rome!

Each evening after a great deal of walking, the students participated in a series of presentation skills workshops provided by the University of Kent’s Student Ambassador training team before venturing out to taste the Roman cuisine.

Over the coming months, all of the students will produce an Extended Project Qualification inspired by their visit to Rome and supported by Student Ambassadors from the University of Kent. The nine Year 9 students will be entered for the Higher Project Qualification whilst the seven Year 12s will be entered for the prestigious Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

To find out more about the Minerva Award please contact