Teachers

From visiting the college, to Summer Schools, Wadham College organises a variety of events aimed at inspiring talented young people to consider applying to university.

All year groups

All year groups

All year groups

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In addition to our Open Days, we are happy to arrange visits for you to come here or for us to come to you.

Please click on the year group tabs (above) to see what we can offer, get in touch directly with your query, or register for our schools mailing list to stay up-to-date with events for schools. 

Copies of resources provided as part of our inbound events can be found here. 

Teacher activities

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Contact us to find out about our next teacher information meetings here at Wadham or sign up to the University of Oxford teachers' newsletter.

Check out University of Oxford teacher resources.

University activites

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UNIQ (Free programme for students in Year 12)

Oxford Pathways (Taster days and study days for Years 10-12)

Oxplore (Debates and ideas that go beyone the classroom for students aged 11-18)

Target Oxbridge (support for black and mixed race African and Caribbean students).

Years 9/10

Years 9/10

Aspiration Days

Aspiration day students

Wadham welcomes groups of up to 15 students in Years 9/10 (aged 13-15) for Aspiration Day visits to College. Activities include a College tour led by Wadham student guides, workshops at local museums, academic taster sessions and information about university applications. More

Expressions of interest for Aspiration Days should be sent to access.assistant@wadham.ox.ac.uk. We open applications in the middle of the term for visits the following term.

Aspiration Day timetable

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10.15am: Schools arrive
10.30am: Introductory talk (focused on the Russell Group, GCSEs, A Level choices and careers)
11.15am: Two 30 minute Academic taster sessions
12.15pm: Lunch (schools are asked to ensure that all students and staff bring a packed lunch)
12.45pm: Tour and Q&A with Wadham students
2pm Museum visit (Natural History or Pitt Rivers museums)
3.15pm: Schools depart

Support and resources

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Copies of resources provided as part of a Year 9/10 Aspiration Day, alongside follow-up lesson plans to use in school, can be found here.

Luton Project

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This two-year sustained scheme works with Year 10 and 11 students from our Luton link region. We provide eight academic taster sessions for students from six Luton state schools in one local hub. Students attend a day trip to Wadham and complete a summer project which is followed up by a variety of workshops and a residential trip to Wadham. More

Oxford Pathways

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Year 10 Taster Days give academically able state school students a flavour of what it would be like to study in Oxford; visiting a college, meeting students, academic activities and information about higher education and student finance. More

Years 12/13

Years 12/13

Year 12 Taster Days

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Year 12 Taster Days, for students aged 16-18 are a chance for your students to spend a day at Wadham, meeting current students and finding out about what studying here is all about. Groups of up to 15 pupils per school. (Please note that lunch is not provided).

Expressions of interest for Year 12 Taster Days should be sent to access.assistant@wadham.ox.ac.uk. We open applications in the middle of the term for visits the following term.

Year 12 Taster Day timetable

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10.15: Schools arrive
10.30: Introductory talk (focused on making a competitive Oxbridge/Russell Group application)
11.15: Academic taster session (choice of two)
12.15: Lunch (schools are asked to ensure that all students and staff bring a packed lunch)
12.45: Tour and Q&A with Student Ambassadors
14:00: Personal Statement Workshop
15.00: Schools depart

Support and resources

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There's lots of online support to help students through the Oxford application process. More here

Online resources are also available and can be helpful for students writing personal statements and preparing for interview.

Copies of resources provided as part of a Year 12 Taster Day, alongside follow-up lesson plans to use in school, can be found here. 

Wadham Summer Schools

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Wadham runs five-day residential summer schools for Year 12 student interested in Biology and Human Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages or Classics

Applications for the 2021 Summer Schools will close on 21st May 2021. 

Wider Oxford Programmes

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UNIQ is the principal university of Oxford access programme for Year 12 students, favouring state school students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or from neighbourhoods with low participation in higher education.

Oxford Pathways, provides information, advice and guidance on higher education and Oxford at a series of free events in Oxford.

Wad-HAM programme

Newham school students

This sustained academic programme is designed to help students from the London Borough of Newham into university. Academically able year 12 students from Newham schools take part in a series of seminars over the course of a year, write essays and attend a three-day residential visit to Wadham. More

Find out more

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Book a Taster Day or inquire about Wadham Summer Schools by contacting us at access@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Contact Wadham Access

Dr Hugh Munro
Access and Outreach Officer
access@wadham.ox.ac.uk
+44(0)1865 287311

Dr Catherine Seed
Access Assistant
access.assistant@wadham.ox.ac.uk


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