At St John’s, we offer visiting non-selective state schools in our link regions a full day of talks, workshops and activities. We provide relevant material for all students in Years 9 – 13, from those with little to no experience of University or Oxford, to those looking to make a competitive application to University.
A typical visit to St John’s College will run from 10:30-15:30, including lunch in Hall, and will be planned in consultation with the school. Whilst there are staple items that are included in every visit, we want to provide the experience and knowledge that will be most beneficial to your school and your students. The day is split into morning and afternoon activities, from which you can choose to develop a programme that is suited to you and your students. Full details of all activities are available at the link below.
Non-selective state schools can also book a St John’s Virtual Visit. A virtual visit will include the Oxford Explained talk that introduces pupils to the University of Oxford, the courses and societies it has to offer and the application process. It also offers information on financial support available at the University, the practicalities of picking a course and a college, and illustrates practical ways in which pupils can engage with their subjects outside the classroom. Subject to availability, this can be followed by a Q and A with current students.
Even if you’re not able to visit St John’s in-person, or attend one of our virtual outreach sessions, you can still access much of our support independently. The Access & Admissions team have created a set of videos introducing student life at the university and offering guidance on the application process and admissions tests. This is aimed at current Year 12 and 13 students.