As well as organising regular visits to and from schools (more information here), Queen’s is also committed to developing an ongoing programme of targeted events for link area schools.
If you think that you are eligible for any of these programmes and would like to get involved please contact Orock, our Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer. You can also keep up to date with our events and activities by following @QueensOutreach on Twitter!
North West Science Residential
The North West Science Residential is a residential event for Year 12s, hosted annually during the Easter holidays. This event is a chance for young people at state schools in Lancashire and Cumbria to get a taster of what it might be like to live and study at Queen's. In 2018, the event was held Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April. You can find out more about the success of the event here.
The Lewisham Programme
This is an annual series of events run in collaboration with Lewisham Borough Council and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, for all gifted and talented year 12 state school students in the borough.
The programme includes the following events:
|September||Launch: Information evening||Whole group|
|October||College Visit 1||Arts & Humanities||Sciences|
|February||College Visit 2||Sciences||Arts & Humanities|
|June||Application workshop||Whole group|
|June/July||Open Days||Whole group||Whole group|
|October||Interview workshop||Whole group|
Open Days Plus
This scheme is an extended programme of events in June/July for state schools in Lancashire, Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool for whom travelling down to Oxford during the school year is not feasible. It offers an extra night’s accommodation for students to stay for one of the main open days plus one day of Queen’s-based admissions support and other academic taster activities. Bookings for this event open in March each year.
The Access Platform
We have launched a new initiative to allow prospective applicants from all backgrounds to speak with our current undergraduates online. Please do get in touch (or tell your students to!) with any questions about applying to Oxford or life at Queen's, or just to start chatting.