Students listen at an outreach event

Thinking about Oxford... for BAME Students

This year we will once again be running an access programme supporting Black and Minority Ethnic applicants in making their applications to Oxford University. The programme is open to BAME students in years 11 and 12 studying at state (non fee-paying) schools anywhere in the UK. The programme will run entirely virtually (via Zoom), though we hope - COVID-19 safety permitting - to be able to organise a visit to Oxford to attend the University's Open Day on the 1st July.

The programme consists of a number of virtual meetings with members of staff and current students at Oxford University, and will focus on all aspects of the application process, including: guidance on how to choose a subject and which subjects lead to which careers, support with personal statements, admissions tests and interviews, academic enrichment and super-curricular guidance. Students can apply in year 11 or year 12 - we hope that year 11s will stay on to complete the year 12 part of the programme next year. There is no cost to the programme, and travel expenses to and from Worcester College to attend the events will be covered by the College. 

The programme:

For those who are in year 11 this year:

Choosing a University (24th June)

Choosing a Subject (15th July)

**Oxford University Open Day (17th September) 

(from September onwards we anticipate that those who joined the programme in year 11 will continue on with the year 12 part of the programme)

For those who are in year 12 this year:

Making a competitive application to university (6th April)

Subject choice and potential careers (18th May)

Exploring Your Subject (8th June)

**Oxford University Open Day (1st July) 

Application preparation day (26th August)


To apply, please fill in this form. The form will close on 1st April to year 12s, and on the 1st May to year 11s. If you have already taken part in the first year of this programme and are now in year 12, you do not need to re-apply and will receive details of the sessions in due course. Please address any questions to the Admissions and Access Officer, Claire Sims by emailing: