As the Schools Liaison, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, I am responsible for working with schools, students and educators, primarily those from our link areas of Cumbria, Lancashire, Lewisham and Sutton. My role is to support students from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented at Oxford University, providing them with information, advice and guidance about life at Oxford and how to make a competitive application. Throughout the year, we welcome students to Queen’s for visit days, residentials and the University Open Days. I visit students in their region, delivering talks to them in their schools, colleges or at UCAS Fairs. I also make online video content and manage the Queen’s Outreach Twitter account (@QueensOutreach), allowing students who are unable to visit us in person to find out more about life at Queen’s.

Students and their supporters are always welcome to get in touch with me via email (schools.liaison@queens.ox.ac.uk) to ask any questions about applying to Queen’s or to Oxford more generally, to arrange a visit, or to discuss ways that I can support them in finding out more about Oxford.