Queen's welcomes schools into the College on a regular basis and Orock (our Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer) is also happy to visit schools. Most visits, both internal and external, involve state secondary schools located in the college's link areas of Lancashire, Cumbria, Lewisham and Sutton.
If you are a teacher at a school in one of these areas and would like to discuss working with the college, do get in touch. 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. You can find more information about the link colleges scheme on the central website.
Visits to schools
Visits to schools usually involve information sessions or workshops. Most sessions last between 45 minutes and an hour. The Outreach Officer is happy to speak to any year group, though most sessions tend to be for Year 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13. Ideally, schools will arrange for the Outreach Officer to see as many year groups as possible in a single visit.
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
Orock will be in attendance at the 2018 UCAS fairs in Surrey (12th March), Lancashire (29th June) and Cumbria (2nd July). Where available, she is also happy to attend Careers/HE fairs at schools in Queen's link areas.
Visits to Queen’s
All state schools in the college's link areas are entitled to bring groups of students to visit Queen's. Most often, schools will bring Year 9s, 10s or 12s, though other year groups are also welcome.
These visits to the college will usually include:
- an interactive session about university,
- a chance to meet current students,
- a tour of the College,
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. More information about these events can be found here.
Independent school groups are welcome to sign up for our Little Open Days, and are also welcome to visit the college as part of the University-wide Open Days. When she is available, the Outreach Officer can host independent school groups from our link areas for a short talk and tour of the college.