There is wide range of information and support available digitally.
Applying to Oxford
The main university website has a wealth of information and support if you choose to apply to Oxford.
Oxplore: The Home of Big Questions
Oxplore is an innovative 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.
Choosing where to go to university can be a life-changing decision and whilst this is exciting it can also be daunting. We hugely value the supporting role that teachers and careers advisors can play in encouraging students to consider their options and make informed decisions. These webpages aim to give you all the information you need to help your students. We encourage you to explore our website widely but hope that you will find the resources here particularly useful. We welcome the chance to talk with teachers and advisers about supporting your students through all aspects of considering, and applying to, Oxford.
This email newsletter features updates about our admissions process, events that teachers and students can attend, and our access and widening participation programmes, including our UNIQ Summer School. Feedback from teachers has been very positive, with many reporting that they forward the email to students interested in applying to Oxford.
Oxford for North East Updates
Oxford for North East also sends out regular updates regarding opportunities for schools in the North East, including scheduled visits and activities. If you would like to sign up for these updates, please get in contact.
Supporting university choices
If your child is studying for their A levels, they are probably already thinking about their next steps. It’s not always easy for parents to know how best to help them navigate their options. We have written a guide and website pages to give you as much information as possible about studying at Oxford University - especially how your son or daughter can choose their course, and then make the strongest possible application. We want you to know that students are in safe hands at Oxford, so we have given details of all the support we offer, both during their time here, and after they have graduated.