Oxford Residential for Yorkshire & the Humber
This year we are hosting an Oxford residential for Year 12 state school students from Yorkshire and the Humber. This will be a great opportunity for students to visit Oxford for a couple of days and experience what it is like to be a student here. The residential will run from Sunday 26 March - Tuesday 28 March.
What does it involve?
You will have the chance to stay in Mansfield College undergraduate accommodation and eat in our dining hall. We will offer academic workshops on a range of humanities, social science, and science subjects. Current students will be on hand to answer any questions you have about what being an Oxford student is really like. You will receive advice on the admissions process, including how to make a competitive application to Oxford and how to write a great personal statement. Outside of the structured activities, you will have the chance to explore what the city of Oxford has to offer.
The academic portion of the residential will be limited to subjects that Mansfield College offers (Engineering, English, Geography, History, Law, Materials Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Physics, Philosophy & Theology, Theology & Religion).
Please complete our application form by Friday 17 February. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by Friday 24 February.
Where will I stay?
- You will stay in college, in a student bedroom, just like an Oxford student would. You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the dining hall.
How much does it cost?
- The residential, including accommodation and food, is free of charge. Travel bursaries will be available.
Will I get to meet some Oxford students?
- Yes! We will have student ambassadors on hand to answer any questions you have.
How do I apply?
- Please complete our application form by Friday 17 February. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by Friday 24 February.
Who is this for?
- The residential is open to Year 12 students attending a state school in Yorkshire and the Humber. If a large number of applications are received, applicants' grades will be considered alongside other criteria, with priority given to those who will be the first in their families to go to university, are receiving or have received Free School Meals, or are or have been in care. We will also consider whether students live in areas with high levels of socio-economic deprivation and/or in areas with low rates of progression to higher education.