Outreach at St Hugh's
St Hugh’s works with schools across the UK to promote the courses offered by the University of Oxford, and to encourage undergraduate applications from historically under-represented groups by demystifying the Oxford admissions process. A college committed to outreach with a particular focus on schools in its link region, Kent, the College primarily works with students in Key Stages 4 and 5 (Years 10, 11 and 12), but each year welcomes visits form younger groups.
Visits to St Hugh’s can take place in the morning or afternoon, and usually include:
- An ‘Oxford Explained’ talk to demystify Oxford and its admissions process
- Tours with current students, with the opportunity to ask them about life at Oxford
- Academic taster sessions to give students a taste of teaching and learning at Oxford
- Interview workshops and sessions on career progression from Higher Education
- A free lunch in the Dining Hall, or sandwiches for larger groups
In addition to a standard visit, the College also offers subject-specific taster days, and welcomes visitors on three annual open days. Morning visits to St Hugh’s leave free time for groups to enjoy educational visits to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum of the History of Science, Pitt Rivers Museum, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Bodleian Library & Weston Library, Botanic Gardens, Oxford Union, and more.
The Outreach Officer also frequently visits schools, and is happy to offer talks for information evenings, sit on question panels, answer questions at Higher Education Fairs, or offer classroom information sessions during the school day. They very much welcome the opportunity to work directly with teachers and students, and schools in the Kent region are encouraged to get in touch to arrange a visit or to ask questions.
More information about the outreach opportunities offered across the University of Oxford can be found on the University’s website.