DELEGATES from North American and European universities gave presentations at an event at St Benedict's School, Ealing, this week.

The information evening, Studying Abroad: How and Why to Apply to USA, Canada and Europe, was an opportunity for sixth-formers to find out about the advantages and the application process.

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They were joined by students from Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith, Cardinal Wiseman and St Augustine's Priory.

This year, 4% of St Benedict’s students took up places in overseas universities: at Guelph (to read Business), Leiden (to read Political Science), Amsterdam (to read Psychology), and the US universities of Waterloo and Drexel (to study Business and Economics respectively).

St Benedict's head Andrew Johnson said: "The whole evening was an excellent opportunity for students to explore what the rest of the world has to offer.”