Christ Church Geography Study Day

Event date
Event time
10:00 - 15:45
Blue Boar Quad, Christ Church
St Aldates
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
Age 16-17 (year 12)
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Christ Church is delighted to be hosting another Geography Study Day on Thursday 11 May 2023, following our successful Geography initiatives in Spring 2022.

What are we offering?
The day will include an introduction to Physical and Human Geography at Oxford, taster sessions in these main strands of the course, as well as a workshop on the Thinking Skills Assessment (the admissions test for Geography). The participants will have a chance to meet students who study Geography at Oxford, have lunch in the Christ Church Hall, and go on a tour of the college. The event will be free of charge and lunch will be provided. We would not want the cost of travelling to Oxford to prevent students from participating and are able to offer support with travel costs to UK students who have been in care, are young carers, have been eligible for free school meals, or who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Here is a provisional timetable for the day:

10 – 10.30
Arrival at Christ Church and registration

10.30 – 11
Welcome and Introduction to Geography at Oxford

11 – 11.15
Q&A with tutors

11.15 – 12
Academic taster session 1

12 – 1

1 – 1.45
Academic taster session 2

1.45 – 2.15
Q&A with current students

2.15 – 3.00
Tour of Christ Church with current students

3.00 – 3.30
Thinking Skills Assessment workshop

3.30 – 3.45
Closing remarks

Who is the event for?
We welcome applications from Year 12 students at state schools who are considering applying to study Geography at Oxford. If the event is oversubscribed we will be prioritising applications from students based on the following contextual factors:

Your POLAR postcode score is 1 or 2
Your ACORN postcode score is 4 or 5
You have been eligible for free school meals
Your parents did not go to university
You are from an ethnic background that is underrepresented at Oxford
You have been, or currently are, in care
You are a young carer
You attend a non-selective school
Students are expected to attend unaccompanied if 16 or over. Please ask for permission from your school if attending will involve missing any lessons.

How to apply
Interested applicants should fill in the Geography Study Day Application Form by 5pm on Monday 20 March. If you have any questions before or after applying for a place on the programme, you can contact Access & Schools Liaison Officer, Joel Butler, on the Christ Church Access email address or by calling 01865 276181.

We will be in touch about the result of your application during the week commencing 27 March.