Oxbridge conference

Partner: Local state and independent schools in the area
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

In March 2016, the schools liaison officer from University College, Oxford, Nelli Chambers, delivered a talk at the school about applying to Oxford University to which pupils from local state schools were invited. Pupils from 4 local state schools attended the talk. In academic year 2016/2017 the event will be extended to an Oxbridge conference (planned for Spring 2017)

Aims of the project

The talk was organised for pupils of Shrewsbury High School, but interest from local state schools was apparent given the response to invitations.

Students were informed about requirements and procedure for applying to Oxford University, this was achieved.

Students and teachers from Shrewsbury High School, Thomas Adams School, Meole Brace School, Priory School, William Brooks School

Background and goals

The project came about as a response to invitations issued to Oxford University talk. Rachel Smith then contacted local schools to attend. The outreach project started March 2016.

 

 

Resources

Space and facilities to accommodate students and speakers. Speakers (schools liaison from Oxford/Cambridge universities.

One teacher, in organisational role, preparation of and duration of conference

Impact

Assessement to be carried out after conference

Pupil involvement

This is for year 9-11 pupils from all schools in the area

Frequency and duration

The plan is for this to be an annual event, indefinitely.