Who we are
Our mission at Target Schools is to encourage state sixth form students from areas of low progression to higher education to apply to Oxford by offering shadowing days and an alternative prospectus.
We understand that damaging myths and stereotypes often dissuade students from state schools from applying to Oxford; our mission is to give students the opportunity to see for themselves that these myths aren’t true.
Our shadowing days are an opportunity for year 12 students from state schools to visit Oxford, meet current undergraduates and experience life as an Oxford student. We’ve just appointed a new committee and are busy setting up shadowing days for the next academic year – see our Shadowing Days page for more details!
The Committee 2023/2024
President- Bulcsu Diossi
Hi, I'm Bulcsú. I'm a first year PPEist at St John's and very excited to be the new Target Schools President. It's been great fun getting to work with the committee, and I can't wait to see our Shadowing Days programme relaunched in Michaelmas! Target Schools is a great opportunity to work on impactful projects, and I would encourage anyone who's interested to get in touch and get involved!
Schools Liason Officer - Isabel Ambrose
Hi, I’m Isabel & I’m a 2nd year studying Law with French Law at Teddy Hall. I’m the Target Schools Liaison Officer. We’re currently setting up Shadowing Days. Having volunteered for Shadowing Days in the past, it’s so rewarding to debunk the same worries and stereotypes I had about Oxford. We want to make sure as many students as possible have this opportunity!
Shadowing Days Lead- Ayla Hughes
Hi, I’m Ayla & I’m a 1st year studying Experimental Psychology at Pembroke. I’m the Shadowing Days Lead, which means I‘m responsible for the planning and running of our Shadowing Days! Coming from a state school in a disadvantaged area, I know how daunting the prospect of applying to, and studying in Oxford can be. I’m passionate about improving access to Oxford, to ensure that as many students as possible get the opportunities they deserve.