In this section we have gathered some resources for you to make use of as you navigate your Inspire journey. We also maintain a list of upcoming events in the Inspire Programme, at St John’s and in the University more widely. If there is anything you are keen to see in this section that isn’t already here, please get in touch and we will make it happen!

Super-Curricular Material

Here you can find some resources for engaging with your favourite subjects in a deeper way: we have included reading lists as well as links to useful websites and interesting social media channels to follow.

Applying to Oxford

The Oxford application process can seem very intimidating and complex, so we’ve compiled some useful guidance here.

Access Travel Awards

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit St John’s to see for yourself what we are able to offer to our undergraduate students. If you are travelling to one of our events in College we may be able to help with a contribution towards your travel expenses; find out more about this scheme here.

Alternative Prospectus

The Alternative Prospectus is developed entirely by the St John’s undergraduate student body for prospective students like you, and is meant to answer any questions you might have about life at St John’s and in Oxford.

Oxford resources & programmes

The University of Oxford runs a large number of widening participation, widening access and student recruitment events each year, across the UK and internationally. These events are coordinated by colleges, departments, museums, the student union and a central Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team.

The University of Oxford has an online diary of Outreach Events for students and teachers. It includes events in Oxford, around the UK and in other parts of the world. You may want to bookmark this page and check it regularly for events of interest.


The best way to learn about Oxford life is to be fully immersed in it. UNIQ is designed to help you do just that, taking you behind the college gates, into lecture theatres and giving you access to Oxford’s top academics. UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools/colleges, and has a summer school and digital component. You can find out more about UNIQ here.


Oxplore is the home of big questions, engaging with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Oxplore tackles complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draws on the latest research undertaken at Oxford.