To ensure it is as easy as possible for schools and colleges to engage with the University, each Oxford College is now linked with a number of local authorities across the UK. As part of this, St John’s College is particularly happy to receive enquiries from schools in the London boroughs of Harrow and Ealing, and from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. For more information about link colleges please click here.
We prioritise working with non-selective, state schools and schools with little or no history of sending students to the University of Oxford. Our activities are aimed at high-achieving students.
Links with the University of Cambridge
The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge share a number of features (the collegiate system, very small group teaching, early application deadline, routine use of admissions interviews etc.) and we work closely with our Cambridge colleagues. We appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with schools in a local area; if you are interested in hosting an event for students in your local authority contact the Access and Outreach Officer.
Student Ambassador Roadshow
Each year a team of 6 current St John’s students spends 5 days visiting schools in our linked regions (Brighton, Hove, Sussex, Harrow and Ealing) talking to pupils about their experience of the University of Oxford.
If you are interested in having a visit from our student ambassadors during next year's roadshow, please contact the Access and Outreach Officer. Note that due to the intense nature of our short terms, it is difficult for us to bring current students to visit these regions outside of the roadshow.
" Thanks so much again for the session. We ended up having 29 girls and the feedback was fantastic- really got them thinking about their futures and the impact their A Level choices will have on their University prospects. Very positive experience for our girls! " Schools visited by St John’s student ambassadors in June 2015
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
Spotlight on Psychology
For more information please contact our Access and Outreach Officer.