Request a visit from the Schools Liaison Officer

As part of our outreach work, our Schools Liaison Officer can travel to visit schools and colleges in our link regions. Here, we are happy to talk to students, staff or parents about the University, and can also deliver applications and/or interview workshop sessions in the autumn term.

Talks Available

Please use the menu below to find out more about the talks that we can offer at your school or college. You can request a visit using the form at the bottom of this page.

This presentation gives an overview of studying at Oxford including information about the city, the university; the colleges, courses, and tutorials, as well as advice on applications, personal statements and interviews.

The talk lasts approximately 45 minutes.

There are lots of myths about interviews at Oxford, but really they are just conversations about your chosen subject – like a short tutorial. This workshop dispels some of the myths around Oxford Interviews and gives students the opportunity to try sample interview questions with each other.

The workshop duration is flexible and can last between 30 and 90 minutes depending on requirement.

People sometimes think that there is a trick to writing a personal statement for Oxford, or that we are looking for some special secret formula, but this is not the case. However, it is important to remember that tutors at Oxford are only interested in applicants’ academic ability and potential. This workshop aims to reinforce the fact that academic ability and potential should be the mainstay of a personal statement, as well as providing some advice on things to avoid!

The workshop duration is flexible and can last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on requirement.

It is really important to make sure that teachers are passing the right information about making an application to university on to their students, particularly so with the many myths and preconceptions that surround applying to Oxbridge. This presentation aims to put teachers in the best possible position to help their students make a strong application to a top university, as well as opening up a channel of communication with the Schools Liaison Officer which can be used from then onwards for help and advice.

The talk lasts approximately 45 minutes, plus 15 minutes for questions.

At times it seems that parents can have the most perceptive and insightful questions to ask when it comes to university, and whilst it should always remain the decision of the prospective student, it can be really useful as a parent to have extra information when it comes to supporting your son, daughter or ward with their future decisions.

The talk lasts approximately 45 minutes, plus 15 minutes for questions.

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