Access schemes and resources for Scottish students



Upcoming dates

15th October 2020: UCAS deadline for 2020 applicants. For teachers writing a UCAS reference. See more information here.
15th October 2020: Admissions test registration deadline for most 2020 applicants. See more information here.
Late January 2021: UNIQ deadline for 2021 applicants. UNIQ is a free summer residential for S5 state school pupils. See more information here


For teachers:

• Writing a reference for Scottish applicants: see more information here.
• Teacher Summer School, free to attend – closed this year due to coronavirus: see more information here
• Regional Teacher Conferences, completely free, applications for next year not open yet: see more information here
• Sign up to Oxford University teachers’ newsletter: see more information here
• Inspirational Teachers Award: see more information here
• Homerton College Cambridge teachers link schools newsletter: see more information here
• Cambridge University Teachers’ and Advisers Conference, Webinar Series, closed for 2020: see more information here
 

Oxford University

• UNIQ, free summer residential for S5 state school pupils, applications close ~27th January: see more information here
• Virtual Open Day: see more information here
• College Open Days pre-recorded content: see more information here
• Department Open Days pre-recorded content: see more information here
• Opportunity Oxford, if you are eligible you will automatically be considered for a place through UCAS: see more information here
• Foundation Oxford: see more information here
• Oxford Pathways, free events in Oxford for state schools, events for S3-S6 students: see more information here
• Oxford SU Target Schools, shadowing days for S5 pupils: see more information here
 

Exeter College

• East Lothian Summer School for twelve S3 pupils to live at the college for one-week with all expenses paid: see more information here
• Essay Writing Competition – first prize £100 Amazon voucher, open to S3, S4, S5, S6 pupils: see more information here

Magdalen College

• Law at Magdalen Residential 2020 12 Aug to 14 Aug 2020, applications now closed: see more information here
• Magdalen Preparing for Oxford Resource Pack: see more information here

Herford College

• Reboot Camp 26 Aug 2020 – 28 August 2020 – support sessions applying to Oxford online open to new S6 students: see more information here

Lady Margaret Hall

• LMH Foundation Year: see more information here
• Summer programmes – courses online: see more information here

St Benet’s Hall

• Essay prizes for students ages 11-18: see more information here

St Peter’s College

• Summer Study Residentials: see more information here

Trinity College

• Online Recorded and Live Outreach Sessions: see more information here -

Worcester College

• Application Preparation Days, free digital support days for Oxford applications 24-28th August 2020: see more information here
• Worcester The Bookshelf: see more information here
• Programme supporting BAME applicants to Oxford University, free: see more information here


Cambridge University

Homerton and Pembroke are Scotland’s Cambridge link colleges
• Cambridge Applicant Support Programme, webinars, live Q&As, admissions support, mentorship from Cambridge students, academic tutoring, applications now closed: see more information here
• UCAS Exhibitions, in various locations across the UK, including Scotland: see more information here
 

Homerton College

• Scottish Easter Residential, open to S4 students, stay in college for 5 days: see more information here
• Homerton Shadow Scheme, stay in college for two nights, paired with a mentor who you shadow in Cambridge: see more information here
• Homerton College Summer Access Course, run online across August and September: see more information here

Pembroke College

• Year 12 (S5) BAME Access Day, applications for 2020 now closed: see more information here
• Information Seminars in Scotland; Interview Seminars; Schools Tour: see more information here

Peterhouse

• Free residential for S5 students, two nights: see more information here

Trinity College

• Residentials for S6 students: see more information here


Related programmes

• Sutton Trust UK Summer Schools, free summer educational experiences at UK universities, including Cambridge: see more information here
• InsideUni Guide for Scottish Applicants: see more information here
• Target Oxbridge, free programme for state school students with Afro-Caribbean heritage, open to S5 students: see more information here
• Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network: official project between both universities: see more information here
• Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences Online Sessions: see more information here
 

Alternative prospectuses

• Oxford University Student Union: apply.oxfordsu.org
• Apply to Cambridge: applytocambridge.com
 

Twitter

• Oxford UG Admissions: @OxOutreach
• Cambridge Admissions: @BeCambridge