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Visit Worcester

School visits to the college

As part of our commitment to widening access, Oxford's colleges each work with a specific group of local authorities around the UK, prioritising work with communities currently under-represented in higher education. If you're a teacher in Worcester's link areas, we're your first point of contact within the University.

Worcester is linked with the following local authorities in West Yorkshire and works with colleagues across the collegiate University as part of the Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber consortium:

  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • Wakefield

Every year, we arrange a large number of visits from state schools and colleges in our link areas. These visits are designed to give pupils 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're a teacher interested in bringing a group to Worcester, or if you would like any other information on admissions at Oxford, we would be very pleased to hear from you: please fill in this expression of interest form available below. Any questions or queries can be directed to Zoe Campbell at or 01865 288222.

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 can usually accommodate a maximum of 27 people (students + members of staff) on school visits to the college site. The programme can be tweaked to suit the needs of your school and the year group you would like to bring (usually Year 10 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). These dates will be announced in our newsletter with an expression of interest form.

If you work 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 sometimes possible for a member of our outreach team to deliver a talk at your school. In the past, we have arranged Year 10 and Year 12 roadshows to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees; further information will be posted here when we have further details. If you would like to enquire about arranging a visit to your school on a separate occasion, please send us an email at

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 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 Access & Outreach Officer at 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 on Walton Street. Copies of our undergraduate college prospectus can be obtained from the Porters' Lodge, or downloaded on the right-hand side of this page. Unfortunately, it is only possible for visitors to meet current students and admitting tutors at the college on University Open Days (next taking place in summer 2023).