Access

Pathways Graduate Tutor

The Pathways Programme is an outreach initiative coordinated by several Oxford colleges. The programme aims to provide information, advice and guidance on higher education and Oxford to academically able students, and staff members, in non-selective state schools with little history of student progression to Oxford. We run free events in Oxford for students in Year 10 (age 14/15) through to Year 13 (age 17/18).

What we are recruiting for now:

  • Tutors to deliver short (15 minutes) interactive lectures to Year 10 students as part of our Taster Days.
  • Dates of the events 1st February, 6th February, 8th February, 1st March, 6th March, 8th March, 24th April, 26th April, 1st May, 3rd May, 8th May, 10th May
  • If you would like to take part, the application form can be found here: Graduate Tutor Registration or you can email us at pathways@admin.ox.ac.uk with any questions.
     

Pathways Graduate Tutors provide the academic element for our pre-16 events.  You don’t have to have had lots of teaching experience in order to get involved, but you do need to be enthusiastic and willing to do a little session preparation.  We’ll provide you with training, resources and feedback on your sessions.

We’re looking for people to run short academic sessions (15 minutes) as part of our Year 10 Taster Days in 2018.  We’ll be holding a briefing on the Year 10 Taster Days, including training on how to plan and deliver a session before the event, date and time TBA.

If you are interested in becoming a Pathways Graduate Tutor and would like to attend, you can apply to do so here: Graduate Tutor Registration. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th of January (Friday of 1st week); we will let you know in the following week whether or not your application has been successful.  If you would like more information about the programme, please email pathways@admin.ox.ac.uk.

 

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences (March 2018)

Undergraduate helpers needed for Oxford & Cambridge Student Conferences

The Student Recruitment Team from the Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office are looking for current undergraduate students for the annual Oxford & Cambridge Student Conferences, a series of admissions conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) prospective applicants, held at large venues around the UK.

In feedback from students who attend these events, they often say that it is the interaction with current undergraduates that they value the most, therefore it goes without saying that this is a very important role.

At each Conference we require undergraduates to fulfil a range of duties. First and foremost student helpers will be required to be available to talk with prospective applicants about their experience at Oxford and to give them an honest (but positive!) view of student life here. The day will also involve a lot of directing students as the venues are very large. They may be asked to staff the Oxford stand, where students and teachers come to collect prospectuses and ask further general admissions questions. Some of the helpers may like to assist with presentations delivered by a member of the Student Recruitment Team from the Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office explaining the application system, interviews and University life or take part in a subject-specific course talk.

We are looking for undergraduate students who will be able to give Oxford University a friendly face and will be efficient members of our team on the day. Ideally we are looking for undergraduate students who are from the local area where the Conference is held.  The Conferences are often hard work but are also a lot of fun, as well as being an excellent addition to a CV.

The dates and venues of the 2018 conferences are:

Hilary term 9th Week

Date

Conference

Venue 

Friday 16 March

Glasgow Student Conference

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

 
Hilary term 10th week

Date

Conference

Venue

Monday 19 March

Swansea Student Conference

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Tuesday 20 March

Birmingham Student Conference

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Wednesday 21 March

North West Student Conference

Aintree Racecourse

Thursday 22 March

Newcastle Student Conference

St James’ Park, Newcastle

 

 Hilary term 11th week

Date

Conference

Venue

Monday 26 March

Lisburn Student Conference

Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn

Tuesday 27 March

Greater London Student Conference

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Wednesday 28 March

Greater London Student Conference

Epsom Downs Racecourse

 

Payment

All students will be paid £10 per hour for 8 hours work for each Conference. Budget accommodation and subsistence would be paid for unless you are local to the area. Working hours for student helpers at each Conference are usually 7.45am - 4.30pm. Students will also be paid travel time if travelling with the Student Recruitment Team.

 

Selection

We will be holding selection centres to recruit students for the Conferences. In order to be selected you must attend one of these sessions. To register your interest in attending a selection centre please visit:

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/open-days-outreach/events-students-teachers/events-students/near-you/oxford-cambridge-student-conferences-volunteers

Monday 22 January 2018 - 1pm-3pm - Room 3, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Tuesday 23 January 2018 - 3pm-5pm - Room 3, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Tuesday 30 January 2018 - 12pm-2pm - Room 3, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Wednesday 31 January 2018 -1pm-3pm - Room 3, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Thursday 1 February 2018 - 2pm-4pm - Room 3, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

 

The deadline for applications is Thursday 18th January (1st week).

You may also receive information about other opportunities coming up within the Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office.

If you have any questions, please email us at studentconferences@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

BAME Programmes

What’s it about?

The University of Oxford runs a lot of outreach activity for under-represented groups and our student ambassadors play a vital role in all the activities. Training will take place in Michaelmas term and all students who complete the training will be offered outreach work on events for students from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities.

How can you get involved? 

Students can sign up for training from Friday 6 October: oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ambassador1     

 

Study Higher 

What’s it about?

Study Higher is a partnership of universities and further education colleges in the region working together to provide young people with high quality impartial advice and guidance and to deliver outreach activities to inform them about future educational opportunities. 

How can you get involved? 

We are particularly interested to hear from students who:

  •          come from a diverse range of school and home backgrounds including disadvantaged backgrounds
  •          are in receipt of a Moritz-Heyman scholarship
  •          went to school in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon

Students who do not meet the above criteria are, of course, also very welcome to apply.

Students can sign up for training from Friday 6 October: oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ambassador1     

 

UNIQ

What’s it about?

UNIQ is a range of free access programmes run by the University of Oxford for students in their first year of further education at a UK state school or college. UNIQ encompasses a series of residential summer schools, a residential conference in the Easter break and UNIQ Digital, an online learning platform. UNIQ aims to provide information, support and advice to enable young people to make informed decisions about higher education, and increase applications to the University of Oxford from students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and areas with a low rate of participation in higher education.

How can you get involved? 

Students interested in being an ambassador or site manager can express an interest by emailing uniqadmin@admin.ox.ac.uk. Applications to work on UNIQ are open November – December, with selection centres in January.

More information about the project

www.uniq.ox.ac.uk/

 

Oxplore

What’s it about?

Oxplore is an innovative new digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.

How can you get involved? 

Contact oxplore@admin.ox.ac.uk to find out how you can get involved; the team’s ambassadors go out to schools, give their experiences of what they’re interested in and often feature on the website’s home page.

More information about the project: https://oxplore.org/

 

Student Conferences

What’s it about?

These eight conferences across the UK are designed to provide up-to-date information on the application and admissions procedures at both Oxford and Cambridge as well as providing an insight into student life. The events are aimed at students who have already completed their GCSE examinations (or equivalent) and are now undertaking further study.

How can you get involved? 

Applications open early 2018, look out for emails from your College’s Outreach/Schools Liaison Officer in January for more information.

More information about the project

www.studentconferences.org.uk/

 

Teachers’ Conferences

What’s it about?

The University organises several Regional Teachers’ Conferences across the UK and in Oxford in June/July each year. The aim of the conferences are to equip teachers with the best possible advice for their students on applying to Oxford. Student Ambassadors talk about their personal experiences of the application process and life at Oxford and take part in a mock interview.

How can you get involved? 

Students interested in being an ambassador can express an interest by emailing teachers@admin.ox.ac.uk

More information about the project

www.ox.ac.uk/teachers

 

International Guidance Counsellors’ Conference

What’s it about?

Our International Guidance Counsellors’ Conference (IGCC) is a two-day conference for guidance counsellors, careers advisers and teachers employed by a high school from outside of the UK. We are looking for Student Ambassadors from outside the UK to talk about their personal experiences of the application process and life at Oxford and take part in a mock interview.

How can you get involved? 

Students interested in being an ambassador can express an interest by emailing igcc@admin.ox.ac.uk

More information about the project

www.ox.ac.uk/igcc

 

 

College/Department

Contact your college access officer in common rooms or college staff member if you want to get involved.

You may also want to contact the link college for your region (where applicable) or the central team in order to coordinate/ get support in returning to an old school. http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/teachers/link-colleges

Contact your department to get involved in their projects (eg Law Faculty linklaters ambassadors)

Open Days. There are opportunities to help at colleges/departments

Student led initiatives: Target Schools, oxvlog, working with Club/Society outreach initiatives

 

 

Outreach Calendar: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/visiting-and-outreach/outreach-events?wssl=1