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Oxford for South West

At the University of Oxford, we have a long history of working with schools and students from across the South West of England. We are now launching a new approach to improve how the university collaborates with these schools and to encourage more students from the South West  to make successful applications to Oxford and other top UK universities.

Oxford for South West brings together three Oxford colleges with established links in the region: Exeter, Lady Margaret Hall and Merton. Together, we’ll work with pupils, teachers and families to provide bespoke support where it’s needed, from helping raise attainment to offering professional advice about applying to university.

Local Authorities in this region are - Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, City of, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University has suspended face-to-face outreach activities. Oxford remains strongly committed to providing opportunities for you to discover what it is like to study here. As a result we have been developing digital outreach experiences, including our digital resource hub and our Virtual Open Days. We have also created a newsletter for prospective applicants so if you would like to receive tips, advice and the latest news on our admissions, please sign-up.

As a result of social distancing measures, we expect outreach activities to continue to take place online in the 2020/21 academic year, and we will share events with you as they become available. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay well and we hope to welcome you and your family on a visit to Oxford soon.