We hugely value the role that teachers and careers advisors play in encouraging students to consider their options and make informed choices about university.
We work with students, parents, and teachers across the country to ensure that those with the academic potential to do well at Oxford can make an informed decision about whether to apply, and if they do, can make an application that fully reflects their aptitude and enthusiasm for their subject.
We can support you in arranging a visit to your school or college and organising a trip to Oxford. To arrange an inbound or outbound visit, contact your link college:
Mansfield Doncaster, East Riding, Hull, York, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire,
Brasenose North Yorkshire
Worcester Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield
Magdalen Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield.
Please note that in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have suspended face-to-face outreach activities, but are still happy to organise virtual alternatives.
Visiting Your School or College
We can visit your school or college to give presentations and run workshops with your students and any interested staff. We visit many state schools across Yorkshire and Humberside every year.
We offer a wide range of presentations and workshops, which can include the following:
- Introduction to higher education (KS3)
- Oxplore and critical thinking workshops (KS3-4)
- Introduction to Oxford (KS4-5)
- Exploring beyond the curriculum
- Personal statements workshop (KS5)
- Oxford interviews workshop (KS5)
- Introduction to Oxford for parents and carers
We are not usually able to attend individual school careers fairs but will be happy to discuss other ways in which we can support your students. Get in touch for details of events your students can join this year and to discuss hosting events for students in your area through your Local Authority link college at the top of the page.
Teacher Summer School
Oxford’s CPD-accredited Teacher Summer School is a free two-day residential conference for teachers from state schools and colleges in the UK. During the summer school, teachers receive detailed support and guidance about the Oxford admissions process, experience taster sessions for different academic subjects, and learn from mock interviews. It aims to support teachers to stretch and challenge their most able students, and equip them with the best possible advice and guidance on selective university admissions.
The University holds three Open Days, two in June or July and one in September, each year. All colleges and departments will be open to prospective students to visit. While you do not need to apply to visit us on an Open Day, sessions in some academic departments will require you to register in advance.
Oxford’s Teacher’s Newsletter
To keep up-to-date with opportunities from across the University, you can sign-up to Oxford’s Teachers’ Newsletter. Oxford University’s webpages for teachers aim to give you all the information you need to help your students.
Digital Resources Hub
The University of Oxford has compiled the best of our digital resources to support learning and exploration. The digital resources hub provides resources for students under 12, 12 to 16 and over 16, as well as materials for teachers and families and includes resources created by the university and recommended external sources.
The University of Oxford YouTube channel has lots of useful videos including ones providing details on most Oxford courses.