Schools and Colleges Outreach
We work with bright students and their teachers, offering information, advice and guidance on what top universities, including Oxford, are like, what such an education offers, and how the application process works. We’re committed to empowering young people to make the right decisions about their future for themselves, as well as giving students access to the very best opportunities.
Are you in our link region?
The Outreach Team at St Edmund Hall is the point of contact for schools in our link regions in the East Midlands as listed below, in accordance with Oxford University’s Regional Outreach Strategy. A student’s link region will not affect their chances of making a successful application, with applications from all regions equally welcomed by each college in the University.
Oxford for East Midlands Consortium
Working alongside Magdalen College and Lincoln College, St Edmund Hall aims to deliver larger scale initiatives in the region, with each college linked to different East Midlands’ areas (see below). More details about Oxford for East Midlands and our exciting upcoming projects can be found at ox.ac.uk/oxfordforEM.
Visiting a University and meeting current students is an excellent way for pupils to learn more about higher education, and enable them to imagine themselves as students in the future. Our school visits are thoughtfully designed for students in KS4 and above to raise educational aspirations, as well as to provide students with the practical tools and insight they need to achieve their goals. You can find out how each element of our programme achieves these aims below.
What will a visit involve?
We offer a curated school visit programme with a range of activities designed to make the most of a day in Oxford, however we are happy to tailor visits to accommodate specific aims and schedules – just get in touch with us using the link on this page. Here is a sample timetable for the day:
We Can Visit Your School!
Our Outreach Team make regular visits to schools and colleges in our link areas. We are happy to talk to students, staff, and/or parents about the University, and can also deliver Application and/or Interview Workshop sessions in the autumn term. Here are some of the talks we offer:
We’ve been busy producing a wide range of remote resources to go alongside our current remote session provision. The resources include student Q&A videos, virtual tours and application videos.
We are always happy to hear from teachers, and will try wherever possible to help answer questions about our application processes, and advise on how you can best support and inform your students. Please contact Rebecca Smithson, our Access and Outreach Coordinator using the link below:
Please note that due to limited resources we may only be able to offer a partial programme to schools and colleges with a strong history of sending successful applicants to Oxford.
As part of an outreach event, we may collect personal information about participants to help organise the event and/or to help evaluate the event. The following form is an example of the type of form we use to collect information about participants: Sample Outreach Event Participant Form.
The following University of Oxford HEAT Privacy Notice applies to all data collected in this way: University of Oxford HEAT Privacy Notice.