OXBRIDGE (Cambridge/Oxford Universities):
Allerton Grange’s Cambridge link college: Selwyn College
In order to make it easier for students to establish a first point of contact with Cambridge University, every college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area. Students are however welcome to apply to any college.
Cambridge University Subject Masterclasses:
Cambridge: Application preparation:
Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools:
The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where students live and study as a Cambridge student. They stay in their own private student room within a Cambridge College, eat with other Summer School students in the canteens and socialise in the common rooms.
Experience Cambridge Days:
Experience Cambridge can be thought of as a condensed version of the Summer Schools, it is a day-long, subject specific event which aims to provide attendees with an insight into what studying their subject of interest is like at undergraduate level. Whilst the timetables will differ for each subject, students can expect to engage with academic sessions and a subject specific admissions talk.
Allerton Grange’s Oxford Link College: Worcester College
In order to make it easier for students to establish a first point of contact with Oxford University, every college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area. Students are however welcome to apply to any college.
Outreach at Worcester College:
Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer academically able students in Year 12 (or equivalent) the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at the University of Oxford, and to get a flavour of what it's like to be a student here. The Masterclasses cover a range of subjects and provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what's covered within the school curriculum.
University of Oxford’s Summer School UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education and who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life. UNIQ participants live in Oxford college/annexe for one week in the summer. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford. Participants also take part in a variety of social activities in the evenings.
From 2020-entry, Opportunity Oxford will have up to 60 places available across a range of subjects for UK students who might not have expected or realised that they might qualify for a place to study there. To be eligible, students will be on track to meet the academic requirements of their chosen Oxford course but will not have received lots of support with their studies and will come from a less advantaged background.
Opportunity Oxford aims to prepare academically-talented students for university - so that they can make the most of their abilities and enjoy their studies. All they have to do is apply to Oxford through UCAS in the normal way.
This will be offered to state school students from less advantaged areas and who have also experienced personal disadvantage or a severely disrupted education. Eligible students could include refugees, children in care or those who are themselves carers or estranged from their families. Those offered places will take part in a yearlong, bespoke subject-specific course at Oxford. All participants will be based at Oxford colleges, living and studying alongside other students. Those who pass the course will then progress to undergraduate study at Oxford.
Oxford University Foundation Year (Lady Margaret Hall):
The LMH Foundation Year is a one year, fully funded course that takes academically able students from under-represented groups, and through a combination of academic and personal support enables them to fulfil their academic potential