Oxford's Regional Outreach
Oxford for UK
As part of our commitment to widening access, Oxford's colleges are developing their regional outreach. While continuing to offer support to schools and colleges within their linked local authority areas (see below), they will be prioritising helping the local communities currently under-represented in higher education. By forming Oxford for UK regions and working together, these groups of our colleges hope to help more local students from backgrounds which are currently under-represented to make successful applications to Oxford.
Evidence-based and tailored to the character and requirements of particular regions, Oxford for UK also helps the University to ensure that regional priorities are considered in the design and delivery of national outreach programmes.
Each Oxford for UK region has a website showing the resources available to local students, their families and teachers. It gives details of the outreach activities Oxford colleges run in your region and in Oxford.
- To visit your Oxford for UK regional website, click on the above map or find your region below.
- For a breakdown of the colleges working in each region, see below.
Please note that getting in touch with a college linked to your region has no influence on students’ chances of being accepted to this or any other college. You are very welcome to get in touch with any college for advice about applying or studying here.
Oxford for East England brings together three Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Balliol College: Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
- Hertford College: Essex, Southend on Sea, Peterborough and Thurrock
- Wadham College: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Luton
Oxford for East Midlands brings together three Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Lincoln College - (South) Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire
- Magdalen College - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
- St Edmund Hall - Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland
Oxford for North East brings together three colleges with links across the region:
The local authorities supported by Oxford for North East are:
Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees and Sunderland.
Oxford for North West brings together four Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Corpus Christi College - Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford
- Pembroke College - Bolton, Bury, Cheshire, Halton, Rochdale, Warrington, Wigan
- The Queen’s College - Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire
- St Peter’s College - Isle of Man, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens, Wirral
Oxford for Northern Ireland is currently supported by the University’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team.
Oxford for Scotland is coordinated by the University’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team and is supported by a number of Oxford colleges and departments.
The local authorities supported by Oxford for Scotland are:
Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Edinburgh City, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highlands, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.
Oxford for South East brings together four Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- St Hilda's College - Hampshire, Surrey
- St Hugh's College - Kent
- St John's College - Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Southampton
- Somerville College - Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire
Hertford College will continue working with schools in the Medway local authority, alongside their work in the East of England. Schools in the Thames Valley will continue to be supported by
- Trinity College : Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire
- Brasenose College: Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead
- University College : Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham
Oxford for South West brings together three Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Exeter College - Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, North Somerset, Bristol (shared)
- Lady Margaret Hall - Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol (shared)
- Merton College - Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol (shared)
Mae'r wefan hon hefyd ar gael yn y Gymraeg.
Oxford for Wales brings together three Oxford colleges with links across the region:
The local authorities supported by Oxford for Wales are:
Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham.
Oxford for West Midlands brings together three Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Keble College - Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Warwickshire
- Oriel College - Dudley, Herefordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
- University College - Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin
Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber brings together three Oxford colleges, with links to the following areas:
- Brasenose College - North Yorkshire
- Mansfield College - Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston Upon Hull, City of York, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
- Worcester College - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield
Magdalen College also continues to support schools in Barnsley, Rotherham & Sheffield, in addition to their work in the East Midlands.
The Oxford for London website gives an overview of the London outreach provided by colleges and highlights additional online resources and projects that students can access directly. To identify the college linked to your school, please select your local authority from the following list:
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Oxford for Oxford brings together the activities and resources hosted by Oxford University to local Oxford schools, teachers, students and families.
Trinity College is linked with schools in Oxfordshire as a first point of contact, but Oxford for Oxford encompasses the full range of activity offered by Oxford University, including:
- The central Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office
- University academic divisions
- Individual departments
- Gardens, libraries and museums
- The University's Department for Education