If you are nearing the end of your schooling and are thinking about your next steps, our outreach programmes offer the chance to experience life as a university student, as well as providing expert advice on university admissions. We believe that a degree opens doors and is life changing for many people, but we also know that deciding where or whether to go to university is not always easy, particularly if you don't know people who have been, or who can tell you what it's like.
Oxford Cymru can provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your future. We mainly work with students aged 16 to 18, providing information about university admissions, helping you to explore what Oxford has to offer and developing the skills necessary to make successful applications to Oxford. We also work with students aged 11 to 16, providing the information you need to make informed decisions about GCSE and A-Level choices.
Our work with primary age pupils is increasing too. Not only to introduce them to universities like Oxford but to build confidence and encourage younger learners to aim high whatever their future choices may be.
You may be applying as a mature applicant with different requirements, support systems and other considerations when applying to university. We are keen to hear from and to support mature undergraduate applicants with no previous experience of university – do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more!
Oxford Cymru recognise that some students study without the support of a parent or carer and provide a support programme for undergraduates who are estranged from their families. The Oxford Cymru team welcome enquiries from estranged student applicants so please do get in touch with us if you have any questions. You can find out more about the support offered to estranged students here.
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