Shadow an Oxford Undergraduate

Target Schools runs a shadowing scheme for over 200 Year 12 students each year. This is a great way for potential applicants to experience the Oxford teaching style and see what being an Oxford student is really like.

The scheme is aimed at Year 12 students (16/17 years old) who are thinking about applying to Oxford from a state school with little or no history of sending successful applicants to Oxbridge, and those who come from backgrounds with limited progression to higher education. Each student will be matched to an undergraduate studying a subject similar to the one that the student is interested in, and will then ‘shadow’ that undergraduate for the morning, going to their lectures and tutorials. During the afternoon, students will receive lunch and a tour in an Oxford college, as well as an application workshop. This is all completely free. We can also offer a limited number of travel grants to those who would be otherwise unable to afford to make the journey.



Apply for a Travel Grant


Upcoming Shadowing Days

Term   Applications Open Applications Close Shadowing Day
Hilary 2020 Closed 16/12/2019 20/01/2020 11/02/2020
This shadowing day is for African and Caribbean Sixth Formers only Closed 14/01/2020 28/01/2020 19/02/2020
  Closed 22/01/2020 05/02/2020 27/02/2020
  Apply 30/01/2020 13/02/2020 06/03/2020
Trinity 2020 Apply 23/03/2020 27/03/2020 19/05/2020
  Apply 20/04/2020 05/05/2020 27/05/2020
  Apply 29/04/2020 13/05/2020 04/06/2020
  Apply 07/05/2020 21/05/2020 12/06/2020