Virtual school visits
Every year, we arrange a large number of visits from state schools and colleges in our link areas (Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees and Northamptonshire). These visits are designed to give schools an opportunity to learn more about university life, and we are particularly keen to encourage those with little or no experience of sending applicants to Oxford. Though we are sadly unable to offer in-person visits to the college at the moment, we are happy to arrange virtual school visits which will cover all the same content.
In our virtual visits, we can introduce students to the idea of studying at university, talk specifically about Oxford (and Cambridge), and answer important questions about subject choice, careers, funding, and the application process. We are happy to tailor the timings and subject matter of each session to suit your school, and can enhance our standard workshop with additional content like a supercurricular academic session and/or a Q&A with undergraduate students.
If you are a teacher at a state school in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale or Kirklees and would like to book a virtual visit for your students, please fill in this form. We will get back to you as soon we can. You are also welcome to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or concerns.
If you teach at a school which is not in our link areas, we recommend finding your link college at Oxford and getting in touch with them about visiting the university in the first instance.
Visiting the college in person
We are unable to offer in-person visits to the college for the 2020-21 academic year. Nonetheless, we very much look forward to welcoming our link schools and colleges back to Oxford, and we have provided the information below to help teachers think ahead about potential in-person visits in the future.
If you are interested in bringing a group to Worcester, or if you would like any other information on admissions at Oxford, please contact the Admissions and Access Officer at email@example.com or 01865 278391 - we would be very pleased to hear from you. When arranging visits, it would be helpful if you could include your preferred visit date(s), the prospective year group(s), the number of students and members of staff you would like to bring, and any particular requests or requirements you may have. We can usually accommodate a maximum of 32 people (students + members of staff) on school visits to the college site.
Lunch and activities are provided free of charge on our in-person school visits. A typical programme might be as follows:
- 10.30am: Arrival
- 10.45am: Talk on admissions/studying at the University of Oxford
- 11.30am: Q&A with current Worcester students
- 12pm: Tour of the college with current Worcester students
- 1pm: Lunch in the college Dining Hall
- 2pm: Academic taster session/interview workshop/visit to a local museum/tour of a second college
- 3pm: Departure
We are more than happy to arrange a bespoke programme to suit the needs of your school and the year group you would like to bring (usually Y10 or above).
Interested in a residential stay? At certain points in the year when in-person visits are possible, we can offer a one-night stay in college for school groups (meals, accommodation and activities included free of charge). For more details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting the college as an individual applicant
The College is currently closed to visitors, but it would usually be open to visitors between 2pm and 4pm on most days (excluding certain bank holidays). For individuals or groups of fewer than 6 people, no booking is required. On arrival, visitors should report to the Porters’ Lodge at the main entrance to the College. Copies of our undergraduate college prospectus can be obtained from the Porters' Lodge, or downloaded on the right-hand side of this page.
If you have any questions about admissions at Worcester, please contact the Admissions and Access Officer at email@example.com or 01865 278391. Unfortunately, it is only possible for visitors to chat to current students and admitting tutors at the college on University Open Days (taking place this year on 30 June, 1 July and 17 September 2021).