Teachers' e-guide

Calendar

Dates for students' penultimate year

September

Choral & Organ Awards deadline for applications is 1 September (Candidates usually invited for auditions in mid September).

UCAS applications can be submitted from 1 September.

Registration for Oxford admissions tests opens (except the LNAT - see August). Centres can start making candidate entries from 1 September.

LNAT test sittings start on 1 September.

To find out which courses require an admissions test, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/tests.

University of Oxford Open Day: Friday 14 September 2018. Colleges and departments will be open to visitors, offering a combination of subject specific talks, tours, drop-in sessions, and information desks where tutors and/or students will be available to answer questions. Visit www.ox.ac.uk/opendays to see which sessions require booking.

Oxford Interview Workshops delivered across the UK.  To find out which is your regional link college, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/linkcolls.

October

Registration deadline for Admissions Tests organised by Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing: 15 October

All applications must be made through UCAS by 15 October.

Oxford Interview Workshops delivered across the UK. To find out which is your regional link college, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/linkcolls.

Law applicants must sit the LNAT test by 20 October.

November

Admissions tests are taken in schools / approved test centres in early November (except candidates for Law who must take the LNAT between 1 September and 20 October). To find out which courses require an admissions test, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/tests.

Students will receive an acknowledgement of their application from their allocated/chosen college in early November and a request for samples of written work (if applicable).

Deadline for the submission of written work (if applicable) is 10 November.

Students will be informed whether or not they have been shortlisted for interview.

December

 

 

 

Interviews are held in Oxford. Further details about the interview process, including the interview timetable is available at www.ox.ac.uk/interviews.

January - August

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application. If they are made an offer, this may be unconditional (if they have already taken their exams) or conditional on achieving specific exam results.

Students concentrate on their studies and exams. Any students holding offers should direct queries to their allocated/chosen college.

Remind applicants to apply for student finance: England - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Wales

When applying for UK government funding students and their sponsors/parents must agree to share the data relating to their household income assessment with the University in order to be assessed for an Oxford Bursary. Further information is available at www.ox.ac.uk/funding.

Late February

Deadline for international student undergraduate scholarship applications.

Deadlines for student finance applications (varies by region of UK).

May – Students decide which of their university offers to accept and reject.

July/August

Exam Results are released and conditional offers are confirmed to candidates.

College parenting letters are sent to students with confirmed places. (The parenting scheme helps new undergraduates find their way in the weeks before, upon and after arrival.)

September

Some colleges & departments deliver preliminary courses ahead of the start of term. To find out more contact the allocated/chosen college.

Letters sent to eligible students informing them of their Oxford Bursary.

October

Welcome week at Oxford – term starts.

After enrolment, eligible students will receive their Oxford Bursary for the first term.

September 

Scottish UCAS HE Fairs. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

University of Oxford Open Day. Colleges and departments will be open to visitors, offering a combination of subject specific talks, tours, drop-in sessions, and information desks where tutors and/or students will be available to answer questions. Visit www.ox.ac.uk/opendays to see which sessions require booking.

October

Contact your local university to arrange an Introduction to HE session in school, Student Life or Student Finance talk.

November

Remind students to research courses at www.ox.ac.uk/courses and familiarise themselves with the UCAS website entry profiles at www.ucas.ac.uk/students/choosingcourses.

If you are a teacher or guidance counsellor at a non-UK school or college, apply for a place at our annual International Guidance Counsellors' Conference (which takes place in February) at www.ox.ac.uk/igcc.

December

UNIQ Summer School applications for UK state schools and colleges open (close mid/late January) at www.ox.ac.uk/uniq.

Arrange a visit to your school for next term for your prospective Oxford applicants. We can offer sessions on a variety of topics including an introduction to the University, life as an Oxford student and the application process.

To find out which is your regional link college, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/linkcolls.

January

Booking opens for the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences: www.studentconferences.org.uk. Places at the conferences fill up quickly, so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Remind students to start looking out for University taster days and department specific open days. Visit department and college websites at www.ox.ac.uk/study.

Applications to attend the UNIQ Summer Schools close mid/late January.

February

If you haven’t already, arrange a visit into school for later in the year for your prospective Oxford applicants. We can offer sessions on a variety of topics including an introduction to the University, life as an Oxford student and the application process.

To find out which is your regional link college, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/linkcolls.

International Guidance Counsellors' Conference takes place. For further information is available at www.ox.ac.uk/igcc.

Book your place on one of the free Oxford Regional Teachers’ Conferences at www.ox.ac.uk/rtc.

Applications open for Oxford's Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School, a free residential conference for state school teachers.

March

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences take place. Free conferences across the UK for students to find out more about the admissions process and subject specific information.

UCAS HE Fairs delivered across the UK. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

April

Remind prospective students to plan their summer Oxford Open Days. Colleges and departments will be open to visitors, offering a combination of subject specific talks, tours, drop-in sessions, and information desks where tutors and/or students will be available to answer questions. Visit www.ox.ac.uk/opendays to see which sessions require booking.

UCAS HE Fairs delivered across the UK. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

Choral and Organ Awards Open Day is held in late April.

May

If you haven’t already, arrange a visit into school before it’s too late for your prospective Oxford applicants. We can offer sessions on a variety of topics including an introduction to the University, life as an Oxford student and the application process.

To find out which is your regional link college, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/linkcolls.

June

Oxford Regional Teachers’ Conferences take place across the UK.

UCAS HE Fairs delivered across the UK. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

UCAS registration for 2017 entry opens.

Remind students that are interested in applying for the Choral and Organ Awards that the deadline is 1 September.

July

University of Oxford Open Days: 27 & 28 June 2018. Colleges and departments will be open to visitors, offering a combination of subject specific talks, tours, drop-in sessions, and information desks where tutors and/or students will be available to answer questions. Visit www.ox.ac.uk/opendays to see which sessions require booking.

Oxford Regional Teachers’ Conferences take place across the UK.

Oxford's Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School takes place.

UNIQ Summer Schools commence.

UCAS HE Fairs delivered across the UK. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

Remind students who cannot attend the University of Oxford Open Days in the summer to book their places for the September Open Day.

Prompt students to use their summer holidays to draft their personal statement.

August

UNIQ Summer Schools continue

Prospective Oxford applicants should use this time to read more and beyond their syllabus.

Scottish UCAS HE Fairs. To find out more visit www.ucas.ac.uk/events.

Applications to attend the UNIQ Summer Schools close mid/late February.