School students

Why does Oxford University have Colleges? What is a College like? How could I come and see Wadham?

Wadham is working to help you through the decision making process so that you can access the right course and university, thrive during your studies and embark on your chosen career path.

We run a variety of activities working with pupils in primary schools right the way through to sixth form, giving you the opportunity to visit us, meet our students and find all the information you need to make your decisions about higher education.



Open Days

Join us for an Oxford Open Day when Wadham student guides will show you round the College and answer you questions, you can meet our academics, check out our accommodation and lots more. Find out about our next Open Days or watch a film from our last open day.

Virtual open day

Wadham students

Take a look at our Virtual Open Day, see the questions others are asking. More

Why choose Wadham?

Our excellent academic reputation, friendly and inclusive atmosphere and central location all make Wadham a perfect location for your studies. More

Contact us to find out more about visiting Wadham or joining one of our programmes.



Biology Summer School

Biology Summer School Field Trip

A five day residential programme in August for students in Year 12. 

19th-23rd August 2019

Relevant Subjects: Biology, Human Sciences

Biology Summer School Application Form 2019

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17th May 2019. 

Find out more about the previous Biology Summer School More

Classics Summer School

Summer school students

A five day residential programme in August for students in Year 12. 

19th-23rd August 2019

Relevant Subjects: Classics, Ancient History, History, Classical Greek, Archaeology

Classics Summer School Application Form

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17th May 2019.

Find out more about previous Classics Summer Schools More

Engineering Summer School

Organised through the University of Oxford UNIQ programme this is a week long summer school in July for Year 12 students. More

Politics Summer School

Politics summer school participants

A five day residential programme in August for students

 in Year 12. More

This Summer School will not be running in 2019.


Maths summer school students

This is a six week summer residential programme for talented mathematicians from across Europe. More


Wadham is supporting IntoUniversity's Islington Centre which works to help young people from Islington into higher education. More

IntoUniversity operates more than 20 learning centres across the UK for children of all ages. More

Oxford UNIQ summer schools

Oxford UNIQ Summer schools are week-long free residential programmes for students in Year 12. More

Oxford Pathways

Oxford Pathways provide taster days, study days and higher education guidance for Years 10-13 in Oxford. The programmes are for academically able students from non-selective state schools with little history of student progression to Oxford.

What our participants say

“After the summer school I am much more confident that I would fit in at Oxford and feel like I am more ready to move away from home”

“I enjoyed attending the lectures, as I feel it is a different way of learning from sixth form as it allowed me to be more free-thinking”

“Writing the essay allowed me to learn how to be more concise and also being able to adapt my argument to points made in the tutorials”

“I think I have gained a lot more confidence in my ability and faith in my ideas”

Contact Wadham Access

Dr Hugh Munro
Access and Outreach Officer
+44(0)1865 287311

Dr Catherine Seed
Access Assistant

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