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. 

A student sitting with some friends, working on a tablet


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.  

A graphic showing the Oxplore 'Big Question' "Would you pay everyone the same?"


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 tutorsApplications for 2025 will open in December. 

A large group of students wearing UNIQ lanyards at a UNIQ event


free and innovative programme that aims to help black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge. It offers a mentoring programme, academic tasters and help with applications.
Students at a Target Oxbridge event


To make it easier for you to keep in contact with us, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. Groups of Oxford colleges are combining forces to give bespoke support to local communities. This includes events in region, in Oxford and online - so there is something for everyone, wherever you are.
College access officer at a regional outreach event.


Hear about the latest admissions news and other opportunities by following us on social media - Instagram: @StudyAtOxford and X: @OxOutreach, and subscribe to our YouTube channel: @StudyAtOxford
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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. 

Students at an Open Day

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.


Sign up to our Choosing Oxford newsletter and visit our undergraduate admissions website for all the latest information about applying to Oxford.

Please fill in our feedback form about this prospectus to be entered in a prize draw. 

Our 2024 University-wide undergraduate Open Days will be held on 26 and 27 June and 20 September. For further information, please visit our website.

A UNIQ student putting her hand in a dinosaur's mouth in the Museum of Natural History
A UNIQ student putting her hand in a dinosaur's mouth in the Museum of Natural History