Target Schools is the Oxford University Student Union’s (OUSU'S) flagship access programme. Our aim is simple – we want to debunk the various myths many school students have about Oxford and we think the way to do this is for current undergraduates to share their experiences with students from schools with limited history of Oxford applications.
We aim to do this by delivering various events including these shadowing days. Year 12 students from non fee-paying UK schools are invited to spend the morning shadowing an Oxford undergraduate that is studying their chosen subject area. They will then have lunch in an Oxford college and attend a workshop with Target Schools volunteers in the afternoon. This workshop will explore various common misconceptions about the University and student life, and give plenty of opportunity to ask questions.