Queen’s welcomes school groups into the College on a regular basis and our Schools Liaison, Outreach and Recruitment Officer also regularly travels to our link areas to visit schools. Most visits, both internal and external, involve state secondary schools located in the College’s link areas of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire, Lewisham and Sutton.

If you are a teacher at a school in one of these areas and would like to discuss working with Queen’s, please do get in touch at schools.liaison@queens.ox.ac.uk. Schools in other areas are also welcome to request a visit, although the University-wide link colleges scheme means that another college Outreach Officer will be your dedicated first point of contact at Oxford. 

Visits to schools 

Visits to schools usually involve information sessions or workshops. The Outreach Officer is happy to speak to any year group, though most sessions tend to be for Year 10, 11, 12 or 13.

Workshops might cover: 

  • The pros and cons of going to university 
  • University course choice and careers advice 
  • Choosing the right A-levels
  • Oxbridge/Oxford explained 
  • Student Finance 
  • Mythbusting university/Oxford
  • Personal statement advice
  • Interview preparation 
  • Application process Q&A 

Visits to Queen’s

All state schools in the College’s link areas are entitled to bring groups of students to visit Queen’s. 

These visits to the college will usually include: 

  • an interactive session about university 
  • a chance to meet current students
  • a tour of the College
  • lunch

We are happy to adapt the exact nature of the event to suit the needs of your school. Visits for Year 12s will generally include information, advice and guidance about the application process. It may also be possible to arrange academic taster sessions or museum visits as part of school events. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer accommodation outside of our scheduled residential events for link area schools.

Independent school groups are welcome to visit the college as part of the University-wide Open Days or for self-guided tours.