Oxford and Cambridge Information Days for the South West (OCID)
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 2023 webinars is currently open. We do not accept individual sign-ups for the student sessions; the below forms should be submitted by a school staff member.
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.
Year 12 Sessions
Sign up here.
The Part A and Part B webinars will last for one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for Q&A.
- Part A Sessions: Tuesday 7 March (9.30-11.00am) or Thursday 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; schools can choose the timings that work best for them.
- Part B Sessions: Tuesday 14 March (9.30-11.00am) or Thursday 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; schools can choose the timings that work best for them.
Teacher and Advisers Session
Monday 6 March, 4.15-5.15pm
Sign up here (teacher and adviser session registration is at the end of the form)
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.
Parent and Supporters Session
Thursday 16 March, 6-7pm
Friday 17 March, 5-6pm
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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.