Oxford and Cambridge Information Days for the South West
The OCID sessions, this year held online, are opportunities for Year 12 students and their supporters to find out more about Oxford and Cambridge: the structure of the universities, what student life is like, the application process, and how to prepare. They 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, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire and Swindon).
Year 12 Sessions
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- Part A Sessions: 10 March (9-10.30am) or 11 March (3.30-5pm)
Part A will cover an introduction to Oxford and Cambridge, how the Colleges work, as well as a presentation on student life from current students. These will be hosted by Downing College, Cambridge, and Merton College, Oxford.
- Part B Sessions: 17 March (9-10.30am) or 18 March (3.30-5pm)
Part B will cover the application process to the two universities, with focus on preparing for Personal Statements, admissions assessments, and interviews. These will be hosted by Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Exeter College, Oxford.
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Teacher and Advisors' Session
Wednesday 31 March, 4-5pm
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This session will be ran by members of Admissions Teams from Robinson College, Cambridge, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. It will cover 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.
Parent and Supporters' Session
Thursday 25 March, 5-6pm
Tuesday 30 March, 7-8pm
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This session will be ran by members of Admissions Teams from Robinson College, Cambridge, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. 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.