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As part of the University of Oxford’s ongoing commitment to engage with schools, we have developed a programme to simplify communication between the University and all schools in the United Kingdom. Each Oxford college is linked to a Local Authority to ensure that each school has a first point of contact within the University.

This measure has been undertaken to improve the way in which we communicate information, advice and guidance to teachers. The scheme will not have any bearing on the Oxford admissions process and will not influence whether a college offers a candidate a place. It is not intended to replace any existing contact a school may have with a particular college or department.

This scheme will not only allow the University to get to know schools and colleges in specific regions better, but also gives schools and colleges a more personal and direct way of staying in touch with the University. All Oxford colleges have a common aim of providing guidance to help bright students make competitive applications, regardless of background.

We hope that this scheme will improve your school’s existing relationship with the University and the communication of good quality information and advice for your students.

In the event that you are unable to contact the college, please contact the central Admissions team: liaison@admin.ox.ac.uk or 01865 270554.

Click on a region to find your Local Authority:

East Midlands

Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

Eastern

Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend on Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock

London

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster

North East

Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland,  Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland 

North West

Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire, Cumbria, Halton, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St Helens, StockportTameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan, Wirral

Northern Ireland

Belfast, North Eastern, South Eastern, Southern, Western

Scotland

The University of Oxford is committed to continuing its outreach work with schools and colleges in Scotland.

Outreach activities delivered in Scotland include UCAS HE Fairs, Regional Student and Teacher Conferences, and Schools Visits. Scottish state-school students are also welcome to apply for places on the UNIQ summer schools. Please view our Scotland Tour webpage which has further details on our visits to Scotland.

If you are a teacher with any questions about these events or our admissions process, please contact the Student Recruitment Team in the first instance.

The Student Recruitment Team can be contacted at:

Email: liaison@admin.ox.ac.uk Tel: 01865 270554

South East

Bedfordshire, Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Luton, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham

South West

Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

Wales

Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, Swansea, Torfaeu, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

West Midlands

Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton

Yorkshire and Humber

Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire,  Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York