Target Schools

Who we are

Target Schools is an important part of the Oxford SU’s access work led by the students themselves. We are not totally sure how long Target Schools has been around but we know Ed Miliband was once a member… so a while. Target Schools aims to bridge the attainment gap between state school students and The University of Oxford. It provides an oppurtunity to pupils to experience the University and get to talk with the current undergraduates.

The scheme consists of Shadowing Days which is an opportunity for Year 12 students from state schools to come visit us, tour the colleges and get a glimpse of the life they will have as an Oxford student. Currently, we host 200 pupils a year. We pair up each sixth former with an Oxford Undergraduate, for a 'day in the life of a University of Oxford Student', based on the students preffered subject so they can see lectures, department buildings and even tutorials for that course.

Target Schools’ are not just limited to the shadowing days. We also run Oxbuddy – a moderated and safe messaging platform for Sixth Formers, where they can message Oxford student for any queries they have.

All of our volunteers are safeguarding trained and DBS checked.

The Committee

Alternative Prospectus lead


Schools Liaison

Shadowing Days Lead

Vice- President Communications

Vice-President Finance

Vice-President Programs

Vice-President Projects