Helping you prepare
There is a lot you can do, even at an early stage, to find out more about Oxford, and to start thinking about and preparing for your application. We are here to help you feel confident about applying and to offer step-by-step support through our Choosing Oxford newsletter.
The tutors and students I spoke to on the open day were all incredibly encouraging and welcoming and I loved the thought of studying in such a unique community of passionate
and friendly students.
Indulge your curiosity and explore beyond your school curriculum. Find inspiration for your personal statement, discover something to think about before your interview or simply because you want to learn more. Our Digital Resource Hub and suggested subject resources are great places to start.
Oxford’s innovative and interactive digital platform for 11-18 year olds tackles complex ideas across a wide range of subjects. Oxplore’s Big Questions draw on the latest research at Oxford to engage you in topical debates and to tickle your brain cells. You will be encouraged to think outside the box and in a way which provides some useful preparation for the highly interactive learning which we offer undergraduate students through tutorials.
In 2024, our free programme for 1,600 UK state-school students will offer preparation for life as an Oxford undergraduate. UNIQ gives a taste of Oxford undergraduate student life as well as providing expert advice on the application process, often from current students and tutors. Applications for 2025 will open in December.
OXFORD IN YOUR REGION
A great way to get a taste of Oxford, our Open Days let you see what colleges are like, explore departments, talk to students and tutors and even experience an Oxford lecture or demonstration interview. Our 2024 Open Days will be held on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June and Friday 20 September. Have a look at our website for more information.
Oxford's reputation as a world-leading university for teaching and research made me consider applying, though I was worried it wouldn't be for me. After feeling the atmosphere and exploring the city on an open day I knew I wanted to spend the next few years of my life in Oxford.