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International counsellors and teachers

Monthly international counsellors and teachers webinars

On the first Wednesday of every month we run open sessions for international counsellors and teachers. Themes are varied, and pertinent to the particular month. The sessions also provide you with an opportunity to ask our international team any question you have. We encourage you to drop by as often as you can, and offer two time-slots per month according to your time zone. Register herePlease note that we can only accept bookings from counsellors employed directly by schools.

Counsellors' workshop webinar

Designed for 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.

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

A comprehensive introduction to the University of Oxford

Suitable 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 all the information students need to get started with their applications.

Student life and colleges

This webinar gives prospective students insight into what it’s like to be an Oxford student from the experts – current international students! Students can expect to learn about life in our colleges, the social and extra-curricular opportunities, as well as some top tips for living as a student in Oxford. Please note this webinar does not include information about admissions or applications.

Applying to Oxford

Suitable for students who have a clear intention to apply to Oxford, this webinar offers an in-depth examination of the various stages of the application process.

Accessing webinars

To request access to any of these webinars, please register your interest


Suggested reading

We offer a range of suggested reading and resources to share with your students as they prepare their applications. These are arranged by course and are intended to give students an idea of the kind of material they might engage with at Oxford.

Digital resources

Oxplore is an innovative digital outreach portal that aims to engage students from 11 to 18 years with interesting debates and ideas. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’, it’s a great way for your students to go beyond what is covered in the classroom.

Our digital resource hub supports online learning and exploration. These resources can help counsellors and teachers feed the curiosity of growing minds and inspire them to think broadly. 

We publish many articles on Medium about the University's current research that can give students a sense of how our academic research impacts upon society.

Students can also enjoy an insight into what it's like to study at Oxford by exploring our free podcasts and videos. These include public lectures covering a wide range of subjects, plus teaching resources, interviews with leading academics, and more.


You can find answers to the questions most frequently asked by counsellors and teachers in our advice section.  Similarly, our guide for applicants also has comprehensive information about all stages of the Oxford admissions process. If you have a query that is not covered here or in our applying to Oxford pages, please contact us.

James Brown, International Student Recruitment Manager

James Brown 

James leads the team and is primarily responsible for undergraduate recruitment across Asia and the Middle East & Gulf regions. 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, as well as 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.

Alice McCallum, International Student Recruitment Officer

Alice McCallum

Alice is responsible for undergraduate recruitment across the Americas, with a particular focus on North America. Alice studied both her BA (Hons) and Master’s degrees at Oxford, in New College and Worcester College respectively. This combined with her professional experience in Admissions and Outreach at St Hugh’s College, and then Exeter College, both in Oxford, means that Alice has an excellent understanding of the University as a whole. 

Tom Trower, International Student Recruitment Officer

Tom Trower

Tom is responsible for undergraduate recruitment in Europe, 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.  

If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, we would be delighted to hear from you at international.recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk.