Welcome to our Access & Outreach homepage. The Oxford Law Faculty is committed to widening its intake of students from all backgrounds. We provide a network of support systems and outreach schemes targeted at applicants from low income backgrounds, first generation students, and schools with a low history of progression to Oxford.
The Faculty of Law is committed to attracting the strongest students to study, regardless of a candidate’s background. In order to achieve this aim, we host range of activities designed to inform, support and encourage applications from widest possible pool.
Within the Faculty we offer outreach programmes such our Open Days, Summer School and Mock Trials while working with the University to offer other programmes such as the Brilliant Club and Pathways to Law. Details of these programmes are found on our Summer Schools and programme pages.
The University of Oxford now offers the opportunity for schools and colleges to develop an ongoing relationship with Colleges at the University to simplify communication between UK Schools and the University as an ongoing commitment to engage in schools. The programme pairs colleges with specific UK regional Local Authorities, to allow the University to get to know schools and colleges in specific regions better, but also give schools and colleges a more personal and direct way of staying in touch with the University. For further information on pairing please visit the Link Colleges pages on the University of Oxford website.
Our Access & Outreach Programmes: In Students' Words
The national conference was amazing! So much hard work was put into it which really showed through the quality of all the workshops, I learnt so much and developed my passion for studying law even more. It also gave me the opportunity to bond with the people in my cohort and I feel as though I have some really great friends!
Very helpful in discussing applications, colleges, and interviews, whilst also great fun and very interactive.
Amazing and very useful. Determined to come to Oxford.
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The Law Ambassadors are a fantastic team of current students who are trained and able to go out to schools and conduct visits designed to encourage students from all backgrounds to consider Law at the University of Oxford. They are also present at University Open days and other outreach programmes.
OxNet operates on a Hub model, with a Hub School and a network of Link Schools in each target local authority, through which academic activity is organised. OxNet seeks to take university learning directly into schools, bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom.
Designed to provide up-to-date information on the application and admissions procedure at both institutions as well as providing an insight into student life.
We also participate in these external schemes
The Law Faculty also engages in the following initiatives to further support our recruitment aims.
Aims to provide information, advice and guidance on Oxford and HE to academically able students, and staff members, in non-selective state schools with little history of student progression to Oxford. Aims to provide information, advice and guidance on Oxford and HE to academically able students, and staff members, in non-selective state schools with little history of student progression to Oxford.
Aims to help black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge.
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity.
They recruit and train PhD students and ECRs to support disadvantaged school pupils, access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there. The Brilliant Club provides PhDs and ECRs training in public engagement, teaching methods, and widening participation. Researchers are then paid to deliver academically rigorous programmes to small groups of pupils in non-selective