What is Target Schools?

Target Schools runs a regular shadowing scheme for over 200 Year 12 pupils (16/17 years old) from the UK.

This is a great way for future students to see what Oxford is really like, and for undergraduates to get involved in access. Each pupil is matched to an undergraduate studying a subject similar to the one that the pupil is interested in, and then ‘shadows’ that undergraduate for half a day, going to their lectures and tutorials.



Target Schools are currently recruiting for a new committee! To apply to just fill out this form (closes on Friday 31st January at midday)

The Target Schools Committee consists of: 

1x Treasurer

3x Day Officers

1x Communications Officer

1x Volunteer Training Officer

1x Undergraduate Liaison Officer


For more information on each role please  email studentengagement@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk with any questions.


The Committee


Day Coordinator

Day Officer

Student Liaison Officer

Undergrad Liaison Officer

Be shadowed by a pupil

Step 1 - Sign-up

This is your membership to Target Schools and puts you on our general mail list. We will email you sign up forms for the shadowing days. Please follow the link below.


Please log in to join this organisation.

Step 2 - Get Trained

In order to be a shadow you must complete our shadowing training. This is a short (around 30 minutes) talk on 'how to do' a shadowing day, and important safeguarding points. The upcoming training dates are below

Step 3 - Be Shadowed

Once you're trained you will be eligible to sign up for a shadowing day. We will email out a Doodle Poll to all our trained undergraduates a week prior to the shadowing day. The upcoming shadowing dates are:

Shadowing Day
27th February 9am - 5pm
Shadowing Day
6th March 9am - 5pm