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Schools Outreach at Queen’s

At Queen's, we want to make sure that we are attracting applications from the best and brightest students, regardless of their social or economic background. The outreach work the college undertakes also aims to help young people develop the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to succeed, whatever university, course, or path they choose. Outreach at Queen's contributes to University-wide access targets, as described in the University Access Agreement (here).

Our Outreach Officer enjoys working with schools from all over the country; however, through the University’s Regional Outreach Strategy, Queen's provides the first point-of-contact for schools in the following areas in the North West of England:

  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire
  • Blackpool
  • Blackburn with Darwen

as well as the following London Boroughs:

  • Lewisham
  • Sutton

Most of our outreach work is therefore aimed at students attending state secondary schools in these areas. Accordingly, our Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer attended the 2018 UCAS fairs in Surrey and Cumbria as a representative of the University of Oxford. Where possible, she is also happy to attend Careers/HE fairs at schools in Queen's link areas. 

Our outreach efforts are varied and extensive, and we are always looking for new ways to collaborate with schools. If you have any suggestions for outreach work we might undertake, or would like to discuss a partnership, please get in touch.  

Ask our students

Lots of the events we run at Queen's offer prospective applicants the chance to meet and speak to our current undergraduates. This is because we recognise the power these interactions have to break down barriers to top universities like Oxbridge. However, we know that not all prospective applicants will be able to visit us and so we have launched a new initiative to allow these students to interact with our undergraduates online. Head over to our Ask Queen's page now, and start chatting!