Wadham’s access and outreach team provides a responsive and inclusive programme to help young people make informed choices about their futures.

Wadham believes that it is important for all young people to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of background. Our widening participation work, supported by our Access to Excellence programme, helps students, from primary through to sixth form, to find the right course and university for them.

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Teachers: Find out about our Aspiration Days, school visits, summer schools, regional projects, roadshow, teacher information sessions and Oxford programmes. More


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School students: Visit us, attend an open day or visit our virtual open day, find out about the admissions process and get advice on personal statements and interviews. More

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Resources: From help with personal statement writing to a wide range of resources to broaden your subject knowledge, follow the link to find information for students and teachers. More

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Wadham also coordinates a monthly schools mailing list detailing events across our link regions (see below). 


Under the University’s Regionalisation Scheme, each Oxford College focuses their outreach work on particular local authorities across the UK.

Oxford college regions

This measure has been undertaken to improve the way in which we communicate information, advice and guidance to teachers. The scheme will not have any bearing on the Oxford admissions process and will not influence whether a college offers a candidate a place. It is also not intended to replace any existing contact a school may have with a particular college or department.

Wadham College has been allocated the regions of:

Barking and Dagenham, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hackney, Havering, Islington, Luton, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets

Contact Wadham Access

Dr Hugh Munro

Dr Hugh Munro, 

Access and Outreach Officer

Hugh completed his undergraduate studies and Ph.D at the University of Birmingham, focussing on community involvement, before training and working as a primary school teacher in his home town of Sheffield. Prior to joining Wadham in 2017 Hugh worked for the fair access charity, The Brilliant Club which seeks to increase access to top universities for state school students by harnessing the PhD community.  As the Access and Outreach Officer, Hugh is responsible for working with schools in Wadham’s eleven link areas, helping to support pupils and teachers working towards university access.

+44(0)1865 287311

Dr Catherine Seed

Dr Catherine Seed, 

Access Assistant

Catherine studied Natural Sciences at Durham University, before completing her Master’s at Imperial College London. In 2017 Catherine graduated with a Ph.D in evolutionary biology from the University of Western Australia, after which she joined the Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth as a tour manager and science presenter, delivering STEM shows and workshops around the state of Western Australia. As the Access Assistant, Catherine organises many of the college’s inbound access events, which allows students from across Wadham’s link areas to experience the physical and intellectual environment at Oxford.

+44(0)1865 287139

Demonstrating impact

Minister of State for Universities, Jo Johnson, welcomed Wadham's Impact Report demonstrating the success of its latest widening access initiative in January 2017.

In August 2017, the Office for Fair Access cites a case study of Wadham's Luton project in its report 'Access agreements for 2018-19: key statistics and analysis'.

2017 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report

Wadham is also partnering with social mobility think tank, The Bridge Group, to measure the impact of our expanded Access to Excellence activities and to pass on what works to other institutions.

Support Wadham Access

Our programmes include:

The Luton Project - a sustained scheme for pre 16 (Years 10 and 11) Luton school students.

The WadHam programme- working with school students aged 16-18 (Year 12) from Newham

The Bedfordshire Project - a sustained scheme for pre 16 (Years 10 and 11) Bedford and Bedfordshire school students.

Access Roadshow - visiting schools and colleges in Wadham's link regions

Summer Schools: ClassicsBiologyPolitics and Engineering (in collaboration with UNIQ)

Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship for students from Wadham link regions interested in studying Law

Collaborative programmes include working with: The Brilliant ClubInto University and Study Higher 

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