There is wide range of information and support available digitally, and we regularly run sessions online with schools throughout the year. Our schools brochure can be viewed here.
We also run sessions that students in Year 12 and 13 can attend as individuals (e.g. Admissions Tests and Interview Skills Workshops). If you would like to join our mailing list for updates on these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford for North East Events
Applying to Oxford
The main university website has a wealth of information and support if you choose to apply to Oxford.
Oxford for North East Updates
Oxford for North East sends out regular updates regarding opportunities for schools and young people in the North East, including scheduled visits and activities (both in-person and online). If you would like to sign up for these updates, please get in contact.
KS5 Application Support
Through the Oxford for North East mailing lists and schools contacts, we have been offering a series of online events and activities to support prospective Oxford (and Cambridge) applicants:
- Year 12 Personal Statement Workshop Series - 4 online workshops in June 2020 and 2021 to support Year 12s in selecting a course, developing super-curricular activities, engaging with their subject and writing an effective and competitive personal statement.
- Year 13 Admissions Test Workshops - 3 online workshops in September/October 2020 and 2021 to support students in preparing for the range of admissions tests used by Oxford, and where to go for further resources and support.
- Year 13 Interview Skills Workshops - run in 2020 in collaboration with Cambridge, these workshops clarify the interview process and encourage interaction with student ambassadors to answer sample interview questions.
Academic Taster Sessions
The Oxford for North East colleges have been organising a range of live and pre-recorded academic taster sessions throughout 2020-21. We hope to repeat these in 2022 - sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date!
Chat with Our Students
You can also contact our Student Ambassadors at any point on our individual college chat platforms. Want to know how students balance their workload? Whether there's time to go out? Or what it's like living away from home - potentially for the first time? They will be more than happy to answer your questions:
University of Oxford Resources - Useful for Teachers
Teachers' webpages and newsletter
These webpages aim to provide all the information needed to support students applying to Oxford. We welcome the chance to talk with teachers and advisers about supporting your students through all aspects of considering, and applying to, Oxford. The University also has an email newsletter for teachers, with updates about our admissions process, events that teachers and students can attend, and our access and widening participation programmes, including UNIQ.
Oxplore: The Home of Big Questions
Oxplore is a digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. It aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years old with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.
Staircase 12 is an online hub of resources developed by University College, Oxford for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities. You'll find plenty of resources to help students develop their interests, book reviews from current undergraduates to give ideas about where to start 'reading around' the subject, ideas for stretching students beyond the school syllabus.
Many of Oxford's colleges also now run similar programmes, or have a range of online resources available on their websites.
Ignite - Careers Tool for Schools
The Ignite careers tool has been designed by the University of Oxford's Careers Service that supports secondary school PSHE lessons. In particular, it aims to instil greater self-knowledge, -confidence and -assertiveness in students to help with their career planning. It is free for schools to access.