Resources for teachers
A visit to the Botanic Garden is an ideal opportunity for children to engage with the natural environment.
(Credit: Oxford University Images / Botanic Garden)

Teachers' resources

The following resources offer information for teachers and advisers about the University of Oxford and how to support your students who may be considering an Oxford course.


Oxplore is an innovative new digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the school classroom.

Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to raise aspirations, promote broad thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity. 

Oxford for Oxford

Making Oxford resources accessible to schools and families, Oxford for Oxford works with key state schools in the Oxford city area. The project supports pupil aspiration and attainment, and promotes connections between teachers, students, families and the University. 

Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network 

The Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network provides resources for teachers, as well as opportunities for you and your students to find out more about studying at Oxford or Cambridge.

Choosing Oxford Student Conferences

These online conferences are designed to offer up-to-date information about our courses, the application process, and student life at Oxford. The events are aimed at Year 12 students who have completed their GCSE examinations (or equivalent) and are now undertaking further study. 

Oxford Education Deanery

The Oxford Education Deanery is a research-engaged professional learning partnership, which aims to draw on the expertise of University specialists to support Oxfordshire teachers and improve outcomes for pupils in Oxfordshire schools. The Deanery offers a number of opportunities for teachers to develop their practice through engagement in and with research. 


The University also offers free teaching materials via TESconnect: more than 100 resources for Key Stages 2-5. This includes a new series of free science podcasts, ‘Big Questions’, in which a selection of the University’s top researchers address important issues in science today. Organised in bite-sized chunks, these resources are ideal for encouraging Key Stage 4 and 5 students to explore and challenge the knowledge that surrounds these fascinating areas.