If you are thinking about going to university and want to find out what student life is like first, or perhaps how to put in a strong UCAS application, then consider getting involved in one of the activities listed here. They are all free and you apply directly online – you don’t need your school to apply for you.
|Programme||Eligibility criteria||More information|
|If you have recently completed GCSEs (or equivalent), then think about|
|UNIQ||UK state school students in their penultimate year of further education (Y12 or equivalent)||An online programme that will help you explore subjects that interest you and to prepare for university. You will be introduced to current students and academics at Oxford and learn more about student life here as well as being given sustained guidance on Oxford's admissions process.|
|Student Conferences||UK students in their penultimate year of further education (Y12 or equivalent)||Meet students and staff from Oxford and Cambridge Universities and gain a deeper insight into what living and studying at Oxford and Cambridge is like.|
|Target Oxbridge||Black African and Caribbean students at UK state schools||Black African and Caribbean students at UK state schools are invited to join this programme for ongoing mentoring, academic tasters and help with applications.|
|Aim for Oxford||State school students in the North-East||A two-year-long programme for state school students in the North-East, supporting them to make successful applications to the university.|
|Levelling Up: Physics||Y12 state school students in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire||A 14-month programme of tutoring, mentoring and events for Y12 students who are interested in studying physics at university, offering participants the chance to enhance their physics knowledge, meet current physics students, and learn more about university life.|
|Higher Education fairs||None|
We attend a number of Higher Education fairs around the country and online, where students and staff are available to speak to you about studying at Oxford.
|If GCSEs are coming up….|
|Pathways||Students at non-selective state schools in the UK. Priority to schools without sixth forms, or with little, if any, history of sending students to Oxford.||In the light of the pandemic, this programme is currently under review.|
|St John’s Inspire Programme||Students at non-selective state schools in the UK.||An online engagement programme for Year 11 pupils from non-selective state schools. All participants are also invited to apply for a summer school the summer following their GCSEs.|
|If you are just starting secondary school then think about…|
|Oxplore||None||Go beyond what you learn at school and get involved discussing our 'Big Questions' online, either at home or in the classroom.|