The OCID webinars are a collaborative programme between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. They are designed to provide students and their supporters with an insight into the two institutions: the structure of the universities, what student life is like, the application process, and how to prepare a strong application.
Registration for the OCID SW webinars is now open. Details on how to register are at the bottom of this page.
The webinars are a project run by Downing, Trinity Hall and Robinson Colleges at the University of Cambridge, and Exeter, Lady Margaret Hall and Merton Colleges at the University of Oxford.
The OCID webinars are open to anyone associated with a school in the wider South West region (Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, and Wiltshire).
Queries about the forms and programme should be directed to email@example.com.
The Part A and Part B webinars will last for one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for Q&A.
Wednesday 1st May, 6pm-7pm
This session will be ran by members of Admissions Offices from Oxford and Cambridge. It will cover the differences between 'Oxbridge' and other UK universities, the application timeline, how parents and guardians can support students in applying to the universities, as well as an overview of student finance, fees, and funding. There will be a chance to pre-submit questions and ask them live. A recording will be made available if you cannot watch live, but please register to access this.
Thursday 2nd May, 4.15pm-5.15pm
This session will be ran by members of Admissions Offices from Oxford and Cambridge. It will include an introduction to the OCID sessions, but will focus on the Oxbridge application timeline, how the universities use Personal Statements and UCAS references, admissions assessments, and an overview of the interview process. There will be a chance to pre-submit questions and ask them live. A recording will be made available if you cannot watch live, but please register to access this.
To register for the Part A and B (student) sessions, please fill in this form: Oxford and Cambridge Information Days 2024 - Student Sessions (office.com)
To register for the parents and supporters session, please fill in this form: Oxford and Cambridge Information Days 2024 - Parent and Supporters Sessions (office.com)