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Visit Worcester

School visits to the college

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.

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 admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk - 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, 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 admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Outbound visits to your school

It is occasionally possible for a member of our outreach team to deliver a talk at your school. We typically arrange Year 10 and Year 12 roadshows to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees each spring; further information about our 2023 roadshows will be posted to this webpage when they are arranged. If you would like us to visit your school on a separate occasion, please send us an email at admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk.

Virtual visits

Over the pandemic, we developed a series of virtual workshops which we are happy to deliver to schools over Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Classroom. Our virtual visits introduce students to the idea of studying at top universities and answer important questions about subject choice, careers, funding, and the application process. We can 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.

To arrange a virtual visit, please contact us at admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk with your preferred workshop date(s), the number of students you would expect to take part and their year group(s), and any particular requests or requirements you may have for the workshop's content.

Visiting the college as an individual applicant

The College is currently closed to the general public, but prospective applicants may visit during daylight hours on most days (excluding certain bank holidays). If you are a prospective applicant who would like to visit Worcester College, please email the Admissions and Access Officer at admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk in advance of your visit for further information. The maximum group size is 6 people. 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 admissions@worc.ox.ac.uk 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 (next taking place on 29 June, 30 June and 16 September 2022).