From school visits to Access Days, Aspiration Days and 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 twice-yearly 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.

Teacher activities

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

UNIQ Summer Schools (Free summer schools 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 application. More

Aspiration Day timetable

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

Book an Aspiration Day

Contact us at access@wadham.ox.ac.uk to find out more about booking an Aspiration Day for your Year 9/10 students.

Luton Project

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

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

Access Days

Access 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 Access Days should be sent to access@wadham.ox.ac.uk. We open applications at the end of the school term for visits the following term.

Access Day timetable

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

Wadham Summer Schools

Wadham runs five-day residential summer schools in Biology and Classics for students in Year 12.

Dates for upcoming 2019 summer schools: 19th-23rd August.

Biology Summer School Application Form 2019

Classics Summer School Application Form 2019

Working with UNIQ Wadham also hosts the Engineering Summer School. The six week PROMYS Mathematics Summer School is al

Oxford Summer Schools

UNIQ is the principal university of Oxford summer school programme, 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.

Support and resources

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. Useful websites are listed here

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

Book an Access Day or inquire about Wadham summer schools or the Wad-Ham programme by contacting us at access@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Contact Wadham Access

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

Dr Catherine Seed
Access Assistant

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