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Outreach officer, Katie, delivering a workshop in a Lincoln school.
Outreach officer, Katie, delivering a workshop in a Lincoln school.

In Your Region

There are a range of events, activities, and programmes run by Oxford in the East Midlands region. 

Schools Access Programme | Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Workshops | Regional Outreach Networks | Oxbridge Student Conferences | Regional Teacher Conferences | UCAS Exhibitions

Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Workshops

Who for: Students (Y12-13), Teachers, Parents/Carers

When: Autumn

Oxford for East Midlands is pleased to be collaborating with Cambridge University (Christ’s College, Pembroke College and Peterhouse College) to deliver a series of admissions workshops across the East Midlands. 

These workshops will cover the application process, how to write a good personal statement and provide interview tips. These are aimed at Y12/13 students (some may be open to parents/carers as well) and will take place at hub schools during the Autumn. 

If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a hub school or would like to know if a workshop will be held near you then please email oxfordEM@ox.ac.uk.

Regional Outreach Networks

Who for: Students (Y7-13), Teachers

When: Year-round

Across the East Midlands, there are a number of organisations who work with local universities to deliver outreach programmes to a variety of age groups. These local initiatives are intended to provide opportunities for under-represented groups in their target area with helpful events and additional support about higher education. 

You can find out more about the organisations in your area and how you can get involved: 

  • DANCOP- Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire  
  • Pathways - Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 
  • Reach - Leicester and Leicestershire 
  • LincHigher - Lincolnshire 

We would encourage you to get involved with the opportunities they provide.

Prospective students visiting St Edmund Hall.

Oxbridge Student Conferences 

Who for: Students (Y12), Teachers

When: Spring

These day events are aimed at Year 12 students who are studying for their A Levels (or equivalent) and are beginning to consider their options for study beyond sixth form. The conferences are designed as Open Days on the road, and bring experienced admissions staff, subject specialists and current students from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to venues around the UK.

These full day events provide up to date information about our courses, clearly outline the admissions process and provide students with the opportunity to hear first-hand how our current undergraduates find life at Oxford and Cambridge. The events also include specific presentations for teachers on outreach and admissions. 

Teachers can organise to take a group of their students to their local student conference. Find out more here: Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

Regional Teacher Conferences 

Who for: Teachers

When: Summer

The University of Oxford recognises the key role that teachers and careers advisers play in encouraging students to make informed decisions about university applications, so we run regional teacher conferences.  

During these conferences, we welcome the chance to talk with teachers and advisers about supporting your students through all aspects of considering and applying to Oxford. Sign up to attend the next conference in your region or email teachers@admin.ox.ac.uk.

History Teachers Conference at Magdalen College.

Schools Access Programme

Who for: Students (Y7-13), Teachers, Parents/Carers

When: Year-round

As part of our outreach work, we offer presentations and workshops that can be delivered in your school.  

We offer a variety of talks for Y7-13s including:

  • Introduction to University and Oxford (KS3)
  • Introduction to Oxford (Y10-12)
  • Oxford Admissions Workshop (Y12-13)
  • Teachers Oxford/ Admissions Workshop 
  • Parent/Carer Oxford/Admissions Talk

If you are a teacher looking to book an event in your school, then please begin by selecting your local authority: 

A talk in a school.

English Faculty School Workshops

Who for: Students (Y10) and Oxford advice sessions (Y11-13)

When: Spring 2021 (usually Autumn Term)

Each year, the English Faculty’s Outreach Officer, Rebecca, runs a series of regional state school visits, one week of those taking place across Lincolnshire and nearby areas. One of Rebecca’s aims is to help address the drop in the number of students opting to study English at A Level. 

This programme allows English DPhil (PhD) students to share their research with groups of school students. Their workshops aim to engage Year 10 students in their work in an accessible, inspiring way, with the aim of raising aspirations and broadening students’ understanding of the breadth and scope of an English degree. Rebecca takes a current DPhil student to each region with her, and together they provide academic workshops for Year 10 students, and information, advice and guidance sessions for Year 11s, 12s and 13s interested in studying English at Oxford.

If you work in a state school within this area and would like Rebecca and her DPhil students to work with your Year 10s next year, please get in touch with Rebecca by emailing outreach@ell.ox.ac.uk.

UCAS Exhibitions 

Who for: Students (Y10-13), Parents/Carers

When: Year-round

UCAS exhibitions enable you to meet university representatives and industry professionals. This will allow you to find out about a wide range universities and courses. You can also pick up copies of prospectuses and attends talks about student finance.

Find out where the next UCAS exhibition near you is and make sure to come and speak to us at the Oxford University stand: UCAS exhibitions