Deciding whether or not to go to university is a big decision for everyone, but especially if you don't know people who have been, or if you haven't had a chance to find out what it might be like. Perhaps you are concerned that you might not fit in or share common ground with other students? We know that some exceptionally clever and talented students don't think that Oxford is for them - and we want that to change.

So you can feel confident about deciding whether to apply, Oxford runs thousands of free events and programmes every year. These give potential applicants like you a chance to learn about student life as well as equipping you to submit a strong UCAS application. 

As part of our commitment to widening access, Oxford's colleges are developing their regional outreach. By forming Oxford for UK regions and working together, groups of colleges hope to help more local students from backgrounds which are currently under-represented to make successful applications to Oxford.  You can also find out more about individual college outreach via this tab on college pages. 

Some of our outreach and access events and opportunities can be booked directly by individual students, while others may need to be arranged by teachers and are typically designed for school groups.