Participants at our study days attend talks and workshops led by tutors, find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and meet current St John's students. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our study days which will then form the basis of the seminars.
Our study days are often oversubscribed and selection is based on academic merit, using GCSE performance. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level (or equivalent). Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.
All study days are free of charge, and include a free lunch at St John’s. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so students are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport.
Classics Essay Competiton and Study Afternoon, Thursday 25th April 2019
The St. John’s
College Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition will be running for the
ninth time during the academic year 2018/19. The competition is open to all UK
students currently studying in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) or equivalent, whether or
not they are currently studying a Classical or Ancient subject. The competition gives
students of any subjects an opportunity to write an essay on the classical
world. The organizers are interested in providing an occasion for independent
research, to encourage curiosity and reflection in those who have studied the
ancient world before and those who have not. Essays must be submitted by Thursday
21st February and all entrants will also be invited to attend a Study
Afternoon at St John’s College, Oxford on Thursday 25th April
2019. We are able to cover the travel expenses to the event for any
students either in care or eligible for free school meals. There are no special
academic requirements and no limit on the number of students from each school
able to attend for this event; we encourage anyone interested in Classics or
Ancient History to send in their essay submissions. For more information,
please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a report from last year’s competition, please see here.
- Classics Essay Competition Cover Sheet
- Classics Essay Competition Guidelines
- Classics Essay Competition Flyer
Mathematics Study Day, Saturday 18 May 2019
St John's College is excited to announce that it will be running a Mathematics Study Day for Year 12 students from state schools on Saturday 18 May 2019. The day will include academic taster sessions run by College tutors, an introduction in how to make a competitive application to a top university, an interview workshop, Q+A sessions and tours of St John's and the Mathematical Institute. Information on how to apply will be released shortly. For further information please take a look at our Maths Study Day Flyer.
If you have any questions, please email our Access Office.
Many other colleges and departments organise study days throughout the year. For a full-listing of events see Outreach Events.
" I enjoyed the day very much and would recommend others to try it! It was really fun meeting people who are as passionate about German as I am. I'm glad I had the chance to hear about what the Oxford students and professors/tutors had to say about their courses because it made the thought of studying there less daunting. " Year 12 participant on German Study Day in February 2016