Applying to University?

You will find below links to all the relevant information to help you make a successful application to University. 

Please see below for exciting information on events coming up at Oxford University:

Upcoming Events


Pathways Y12 Study Days – 14-16th March 2017

The Pathways Y12 Study Days will take place on 14th, 15th and 16th March, and will cover almost every undergraduate course that Oxford offers.  There are up to 500 places available for students from non-selective schools to get a taste of studying at Oxford.  Free accommodation is available for those who live a long distance from Oxford, and the cost of a train ticket is also covered if needed.  The deadline for submitting the online application form is Friday 27th January.  This is a very valuable opportunity to experience the subject they are interested in studying at university level.  The form can be found on the website, and guidance notes are also attached:


Further Maths – What Next? – 15th March 2017

Studying Further Maths A-level, but not sure what you want to do at University? Talented at Maths, but not sure you want to do something that abstract at Uni? Want to know a bit more about Maths–related degree subjects that don't appear on the school curriculum? This event is suitable for Year 12 students studying Further Maths and expecting to achieve at least AAA. The day will showcase the variety of science subjects available at Oxford for those with Maths qualifications. Please note that this is a day for students undecided about their choice of degree. If students already know what subject they want to study at university, this isn’t the event for them. Max five places per school.  Students must be studying Further Maths, expecting AAA. (Physics and or Chemistry also useful.) 

Booking closes in early March (or when full).


Law Faculty Open Days – 13th-15th March 2017

The Faculty of Law will be holding three open days in March for Year 12 students to find out more about studying Law at university.  Students will be given the opportunity to hear all about our undergraduate courses, and opportunities for careers in law following undergraduate study; receive clear guidance on admissions procedures, entry requirements, and student finance; meet current undergraduates and law lecturers; have lunch, a tour, and an academic taster session at one of our colleges; visit the Bodleian Law Library; and learn first-hand what it is really like to study Law at Oxford!  Some overnight accommodation is available (details of eligibility are on the website).

Booking closes Monday 13th February


Oxbridge Classics Open Day – 17th March 2017

The day is organised between Oxford and Cambridge universities aimed at all students (UK and abroad) interested in pursuing a Classics degree at either university.  In 2017 this will take place in Oxford, from 9am to 5pm on Friday 17th March.  Students will be able to find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, visit colleges and attend taster lectures.  For booking details please do visit our Faculty website: Students do not need to have studied classics formally before to attend.


St John’s College Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition

The competition is open to all students currently studying in Year 12 (or equivalent) anywhere in the UK, and is designed to give students of any subject the opportunity to write an essay on the classical world, whether or not they have studied the ancient world before. Topics include ancient history, archaeology, ancient literature and philosophy. The essay titles are chosen to take account of the research expertise at St John’s, and to encourage the widest possible approach to investigation of the ancient world.  Prizes of up to £125 in book tokens will be awarded for the best essays and all entrants will receive a certificate of entry. Entrants will also be invited to attend a study afternoon at St John’s in April 2017. For more information please see: The deadline for entries is 4pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017

St John’s College, Oxford- Year 12 History Study Day, Monday 13th March 2017
The St John’s College History Study Day is designed for talented Year 12 students (or equivalent) who are interested in reading History at a competitive university. There is a great variety of History courses available in the UK and our aim is to give students an insight into the strengths of the Oxford course and to encourage students from all backgrounds to apply. Participants should be predicted 3As at A-level or equivalent. The day will include three seminars led by academics from St John's College. There will also be time to talk to current students and find out more about the application process.  A provisional programme and details of how to apply can be found on the College's website: Application deadline: Friday 10th February 2017.

Oxford Q-Step Centre Essay Competition for Y12 Students
In up to 2000 words, students are invited to answer the question: ‘Is data good for democracy?’ The winner will receive £100 and the runner-up £50.  Both essays will be published on the Q-Step website.  Oxford Q-Step Centre teaches data skills to undergraduate social scientists.   The aim of the essay competition is to give Year 12 students the opportunity to think about how data is used politically.  More details and how to apply can be found in the Schools Section of the Q-Step website:  Closing date: Friday 24 February 2017.  Winners will be announced in the week beginning 20 March.

Chemistry Practical Workshop Series – Spring 2017
Oxford Chemistry are offering practical workshops for schools from 15th March to 28th March 2017.  To register your interest in attending a workshop, please visit this page and complete the form by Friday 24 February 2017:


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