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Further Information

This page contains additional information about the student conferences, together with other services you may wish to look through during and after the event.


How much does the conference cost?
The conferences are free to all attendees, both staff and students.

What activities will be available at the conferences?
Attendees are able to join live, online Q&A sessions with current undergraduate students and academic staff. Additionally, attendees can access various pre-recorded online sessions about a wide variety of subjects, the application process and student life.

I’m currently in Year 11. Can I attend?
The Oxford Virtual Student Conferences are aimed at Year 12 students who have already completed their GCSEs (or equivalent) and may be considering making an application in the next academic year. As our admissions information can vary from year to year, we encourage younger students to wait until they’re in Year 12 (or equivalent) before attending our Conferences.

I have a disability. Is there anything in particular I need to know?
If you’ve indicated on your booking form that you have a disability (this could include physical disability, specific learning difficulty, long-term health condition, or mental health condition) or other additional requirement(s), we’ll contact you directly about any arrangements to be made.


Opportunity Oxford is an academic bridging programme to support talented offer-holders from underrepresented backgrounds in preparing for their time at university so they can really enjoy their studies and life as a student.

The programme is designed to explore and develop high-level academic skills that will help with your studies here. It also gives an insight into what life as an Oxford student will be like so when you arrive to start your degree you can feel confident and know exactly what is expected of you and what to expect from Oxford. We hope that the programme will be enjoyable and rewarding and will give you a great start to your university careers

Read more about Opportunity Oxford here.

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Oxford University is committed to improving opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds to be able to access its exceptional education. Oxford's Astrophoria Foundation Year is one programme in our range of initiatives aimed at increasing access to Oxford for students from under-represented backgrounds.

Oxford’s Astrophoria Foundation Year is a one-year foundation programme for UK state school students. It is aimed at those with significant academic potential, who have experienced severe personal disadvantage or disrupted education which has resulted in them being unable to apply directly for an Oxford undergraduate degree programme.

It will enable motivated students to reach their academic potential through a supportive and challenging academic course aimed at developing their skills, self-belief and academic confidence.

Read more about our Astrophoria Foundation Years here.

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