UNIQ students

Help to inspire the next generation of Oxford applicants

Alumni are being asked to share their experiences at free summer schools in Oxford for year 12 pupils from UK state schools and colleges. Nearly 900 high-achieving young people come to live and study in an Oxford college for one week in July as part of the initiative run by UNIQ - the University of Oxford's widening access programme. Students will attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, workshops about applying to Oxford, and other social activities to show them what being a student at Oxford is really like.

The UNIQ team is looking for Oxford alumni to meet with groups studying subjects relevant to their own undergraduate course this July. Alumni will meet with participants to inspire and encourage them to apply to Oxford and to allow them to find out about the wider value of an Oxford education. Ideally, alumni taking part will have attended a state school themselves and graduated from their undergraduate course at Oxford within the last 10 (or so) years.

Previous UNIQ attendees have found the meetings really valuable. A UNIQ Law student said: “I expected to see success stories from Oxford graduates which would inspire me to want to study Law. I didn't expect how honest and approachable they would be about studying Law at Oxford and both the benefits and challenges that studying a law degree could give. It was a fantastic evening and really useful.”

If you are interested in supporting the UNIQ Summer Schools this year or in future years, the UNIQ team would be delighted to hear from you.

Find out more at www.uniq.ox.ac.uk/AlumniEve