Skip to main content

Working with teachers

St Hugh’s College works closely with teachers and advisors to organise and run activities and events for their pupils. On this page you will find information about some of the activities and opportunities that we currently offer. This list, however, is not by any means exhaustive; if you have ideas about new events or would like to arrange tailor-made activities, please do get in touch.


We send regular updates to our link schools; if you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please email

Outreach activities we currently run

(all are free of charge)

Raising Expectations/Future Choices: talks and activities designed to encourage students to aim higher academically. These interactive workshops offer guidance on GCSE and post-16 subject choices and information on careers and graduate destinations. Using specific examples, we explain the ways in which course choices may (and may not) affect career prospects. Age groups: Y7-Y11

Oxford Explained: talks that focus on the different courses available, University and College life, and entry requirements, as well as demystifying the Oxford application process. Age groups: Y11, Y12, and early Y13

Personal Statement Workshop: run by the Outreach team (with the help of undergraduate students), this workshop offers guidance on how to structure a strong personal statement for research-led universities and includes analysis and discussion of past examples. Age groups: Y12 – Y13

Interview and Admissions Test Preparation Workshops: these sessions are geared towards students who are applying to Oxford or Cambridge. The aim is to provide applicants with knowledge of what these two stages entail, helping them familiarize themselves with the format. Some parts of the sessions are dedicated to looking at sample questions while others focus on confidence-building techniques. Age group: Y13

Higher Education and UCAS Fairs: we are happy to attend such events at your school or a regional centre to meet prospective applicants and their parents, answer questions and provide general information on applying to Oxford, including available courses, financial and welfare support, and extra-curricular opportunities.



Museum Study/Object Handling Sessions: run by experts in the Education Departments of the Ashmolean (art and archaeology), the Pitt Rivers (anthropology and ethnography), and the Museum of Natural History, these sessions introduce students of all ages to museum artefacts. Age groups: all years

Subject Taster Sessions: delivered by our Tutors and PhD Researchers, our academic taster sessions are in a broad range of subjects across STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences. Particularly popular are taster sessions in subjects or combinations not taught at school, which inspire students to explore their options. Age groups: all years

Study Skills Sessions: delivered by the Learning Development and Support Tutor. These focus on: arguments and academic confidence; time and task management; writing clearly and articulately; and revision and exam preparation. Age groups: all years

Meet Student Role-Models: opportunities for your pupils to meet our current undergraduate students and talk to them about their time at Oxford, their journey here, their chosen degree disciplines, etc. The opportunity to interact with our current students is usually incorporated into other activities and workshops and our online project Connect. Age groups: all years

Visits to St Hugh’s: day trips to Oxford, which incorporate a talk or workshop, Q&A and tour of the College with current students, a free lunch and an afternoon activity of choice. Age groups: all years

Visits to your School: our Outreach team can visit your school to deliver a talk, workshop or other activity to students, teachers or families. Age groups: all years