St John's College Oxford

Study Week for Teachers

Applications have now closed.

Teacher Study Week 2016

The study week takes place during the school summer holidays and is open to teachers and education professionals working in the state sector. Single accommodation, breakfast and evening meals are provided free of charge. 

The purpose of the scheme is to make available the excellent study facilities of the College and University to school and college teachers, to pursue a project of their choice that contributes to their personal and professional development, for example: preparation of new schemes of work, developing resources, research into provision for high achieving students, writing journal articles, or study towards a higher degree or professional qualification. In addition, the week is an opportunity to learn more about Oxford’s application process and gather experience and information to advise students who may wish to apply. All teachers who attend will have the opportunity to meet members of the Admissions team and, where possible, academics in the College working in the same subject area.

A temporary University library card will be issued to each attendee, providing reading access to the College library, and the Bodleian Library – the University’s copyright library. The College cannot provide parking facilities, or provide accommodation for partners or family during the Study Week. Participants must cover their own travel expenses to and from Oxford. 

There are thirty places available for the Study Week. In the event of over-subscription we will limit places to one per school or college, and will give priority to applicants according to the following criteria: 

  • those who have not attended a Study Week before
  • those who clearly identify the benefit to their project of access to Oxford’s resources and, where relevant, the resources of St John’s College
  • projects with wider impact beyond the practice of one teacher
  • those with no access to another HEI’s research and study facilities
  • those from schools and colleges with little previous contact with the University of Oxford
  • those from schools in St John’s linked regions of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Harrow and Ealing.  

Summary of projects - Teachers' Study Week 2016

Sample project proposal 1
Sample project proposal 2
Sample project proposal 3

Teachers Study Week 2015
" I didn't know much about St John's College. So I feel much more confident about talking to prospective students at our school and at our link schools. I have become more conscious of the stunning access to books and research available in the libraries. I have been struck by how pastoral Oxford University and St John's is. The academic staff, cleaners and caterers make it seem a very human place. " Study week 2015 participant


To keep up-to-date about our latest events, download our latest School and College eNewsletter (October 2016). Register here if you would like to be kept informed of forthcoming opportunities for students and teachers including our termly eNewsletter. 

We also produce a series of subject-focused newsletters, giving an introduction to the courses at St John's, case studies of recent alumni, and suggestions from our tutors for finding out more about their subject. As they are published, these will also be made available to download here.
Spotlight on Modern Languages 
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