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International counsellors and teachers

Mailing list

We use our international counsellors' and teachers' mailing list to send updates on changes to the admissions process, and to promote our events for international students. 

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Webinars for counsellors

Monthly international counsellors' and teachers' webinars

On the first Wednesday of every month we run open sessions for international counsellors and teachers. We encourage you to drop by as often as you can, and offer two time-slots per month according to your time zone.

Please note that we can only accept bookings from counsellors employed directly by schools.

Register for counsellors' and teachers webinars

Counsellors' workshop webinar

These webinars are designed to enable groups of international counsellors to delve deeply into specific aspects of the application and selection processes in an interactive workshop setting.

Subjects can include (but are not limited to):

  • applying to competitive institutions in the UK
  • preparing your students for interviews
  • what we look for in teachers' academic references
  • and de-mystifying the Oxford application process. 

If interested, we recommend that you discuss this with colleagues from other schools (we recommend a minimum of 10 counsellors) and contact us with preferred dates and subject matter.

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Webinars for students

We offer a series of recorded webinars for your students to learn more about Oxford. 

Register for our webinars

Please note that webinars should only be requested by high school staff, not students. If you are a student who would like your school to arrange a webinar with us, please send this link to your college counsellor instead.


A short introduction to Oxford

20 minutesSuitable for students with an initial interest in Oxford, this webinar covers many aspects of what makes it such a special place to study, and provides an in-depth examination of the various stages of the application process. 

Exploring your subject

20 minutesThis webinar gives hints and tips on how to choose an undergraduate course, and how students can learn more about their favourite subjects. We also offer guidance on personal statements and how to make yours as competitive as possible.


20 minutesThis webinar gives an introduction to Oxford colleges and college life, and what to consider when choosing a college in your application.  



Subject exploration

Can't find what you're looking for? Visit our FAQs and 'Any Questions?' pages.

Meet the team

James Brown, Head of International Student Recruitment

Region: Asia

James Brown 

James leads the team and is primarily responsible for undergraduate recruitment across Asia. Prior to working at Oxford, James managed student recruitment across most regions of the world at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), where he also gained his Master’s degree. He has previously held roles as a country researcher in the UK Civil Service and in educational NGO's and schools across the Americas, Asia and New Zealand.

Click here to schedule a 30 minute meeting.

Tom Trower, International Student Recruitment Officer

Region: the Americas, Australia and New Zealand

Tom Trower

Tom is responsible for undergraduate recruitment in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. Tom studied at Loughborough University before moving to Zambia after graduating to work for an NGO in the country’s Western Province. Before joining Oxford’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach department, Tom worked as an outreach officer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and then at City, University of London, meaning he brings a wealth of international and admissions experience to the team.  

Click here to schedule a 30 minute meeting.

James Riley, International Student Recruitment Officer

Region: Europe, the Middle East & Gulf regions, and Africa

James Riley

James is responsible for undergraduate recruitment across Europe, the Middle East & Gulf regions, and Africa. James studied both his BA (Hons) and Master’s degrees at the University of Chichester. Having worked for the University of Oxford for over 5 years, predominantly in Widening Access and Participation, James brings a wealth of institutional knowledge, from both at Oxford and wider UK universities, as well as a focus on student engagement.

Click here to schedule a 30 minute meeting.

If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, we would be delighted to hear from you at [email protected].