Teachers' e-guide

Events and Activities

Digital Interaction

There is a wealth of information on the Oxford admissions process and how we interact with schools and colleges available on our website at ox.ac.uk/study.

We also have further digital resources for teachers and students: 


Oxplore is an innovative new digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years old with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom, and reflects the kind of thinking students might do at top universities like Oxford. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity. 


Staircase 12

Staircase 12 is an online hub of resources developed by University College Oxford for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities. You'll find plenty of resources to help students develop their interests, book reviews from current undergrads to give ideas about where to start 'reading around' the subject, ideas for stretching students beyond the school syllabus (now an essential for entry to highly selective universities). To find out more visit staircase12.univ.ox.ac.uk 

Oxford Sparks 

At the University of Oxford there is a huge amount of fascinating and important research going on. Oxford Sparks aims to share our amazing science with everyone, including supporting teachers to enrich their science lessons.

Oxford Sparks also produce videos and podcasts that showcase cutting edge and exciting research taking place at the University by working with the researchers themselves, alongside high-quality, teacher-approved teaching resources that provides different angles to teach the topic, for secondary school students. To find out more see www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk 

Teachers’ e-newsletter

This monthly e-newsletter features news about our admissions process, events that teachers and students can attend, and our access and widening participation programmes including our UNIQ Summer School. Feedback from teachers has been very positive, with many reporting that they forward the email to students interested in applying to Oxford.

You can subscribe to our newsletter at www.ox.ac.uk/enews.

Wall of 100 Faces

This is a collection of short videos, usually one minute or less, of current students talking about an aspect of their time at Oxford – giving a glimpse of what an ‘average Oxford student’ is like.  You can access the wall at www.ox.ac.uk/100faces.


You can access a wide range of audio and video podcasts provided by various faculties and departments at www.ox.ac.uk/podcasts.

The University of Oxford in Apple Podcasts (formally ITunes U)

This free site features audio and video content of public lectures, teaching material, interviews with leading academics, information about applying to the University and much more. To find out more and to access the podcast please visit our dedicated site.

Oxford on YouTube and YouTubeEDU

This free site features lectures, short talks, interviews with students, academics and alumni and information about the application and interviewing process. Please see www.youtube.com/oxford