Oxford and Cambridge Information Days for the South West

The OCID webinars are an opportunity 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 a strong application. 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).

The 2022 OCID webinars will take place throughout March and registration is currently open. Please note that we do not accept individual student sign-ups; the below forms must therefore be submitted by a school staff member.
 

Year 12 Sessions

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  • Part A Sessions: 8 March (9-10.30am) or 9 March (1.30-3pm)
    Part A will cover an introduction to Oxford and Cambridge, how the Colleges work, why students may want to consider the universities, and an insight into student life by current undergraduate students. The two sessions will be identical in content.
  • Part B Sessions: 15 March (9-10.30am) or 16 March (1.30-3pm)
    Part B will cover the application process to the two universities, with focus on preparing for Personal Statements, admissions assessments, and interviews, with College Admissions Tutors highlighting the elements of a strong application. The two sessions will be identical in content.

 

Teacher and Advisors' Session

Thursday 3 March, 4-5pm
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This session will be ran by members of Admissions Teams 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.
 

Parent and Supporters' Session

Tuesday 15 March, 5-6pm
Thursday 17 March, 6-7pm

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This session will be ran by members of Admissions Teams 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.