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Welcome to Outreach at St Hughs!

St Hugh’s is committed to promoting educational equality.

“We want academically able young people from all backgrounds to give serious thought to applying to Oxford, and to see studying at the University as a tangible prospect. To make this a reality, St Hugh’s works hard with teachers and students to support all potential applicants to achieve their goals.”

– Lena Sorochina, Outreach & Partnerships Manager

St Hugh’s works with schools to encourage undergraduate applications from historically under-represented groups, running a broad range of activities and events aimed at demystifying the Oxford admissions process, offering curriculum-enrichment opportunities, study-skills support and confidence-building workshops. Please contact Lena on to find out more.

In accordance with the University of Oxford regionalisation scheme, the outreach work at St Hugh’s is primarily focused on schools in Kent, our link region. We work largely with KS4 and KS5 students (Years 10, 11, 12 & 13) but are also very happy to organise activities for younger groups.

Visits to St Hugh’s can take place in the morning or afternoon, and usually include:

  • A ‘Raising Aspirations’ talk to encourage students to consider applying to university or
  • 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
  • A free lunch in the Dining Hall, or sandwiches for larger groups

Groups may also request other elements, for example:

  • Academic taster sessions to give students an insight into teaching and learning at Oxford
  • A study session at or visit to one of the University’s Museums:

Museum of Natural History, Ashmolean Museum (art & archaeology), History of Science Museum, The Bate Collection (music), Botanic Garden, Pitt Rivers Museum (anthropology & ethnography).

We currently host regular virtual visits which can include most of the above components. To book one, please get in touch with Lena.