Access & Outreach/
British Bangladeshi & Pakistani Programme

Following the success of last year’s programme, we are delighted to launch applications for our British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Access Programme 2022!

In order to help improve representation of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students at top universities, Jesus College is supporting students from these backgrounds in making competitive applications to universities like Oxford.

This online programme will run from February to October and include a variety of information sessions, panel discussions, application support sessions, Q&As, academic lectures and competitions. We will also offer spaces to teachers and parents/guardians.

In 2021 the programme was championed by digital influencer Ibz Mo, a graduate of St Anne’s College, Oxford, and supported by our friends from various Oxford colleges. We look forward to working with our colleagues across the University of Oxford to deliver an exciting programme of events for 2022!

Key details are below and you can find full information in our Programme Information Guide, which also includes a draft schedule of events.

To participate you must be:

  1. A year 12 UK student from a British Bangladeshi or Pakistani background or mixed race with Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage. Or,
  2. A teacher or parent/guardian supporting a year 12 student(s) from a British Bangladeshi or Pakistani background or mixed race with Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage.

Student participants in this programme do not need to be considering applying to the University of Oxford; access sessions will be geared to supporting applications to the world’s most competitive universities, including Oxford. Teachers and parents/guardians may be supporting British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students applying to a variety of institutions and should find much of the guidance provided helpful.

Although we do not anticipate having to cap registration numbers, live-streamed sessions will have capacity limits and we may have to limit the number of attendees for in-person events. Priority will be given to UK state school students and we may consider other contextual data when prioritising participants.

The programme will run from February – October 2022. This is a digital outreach programme delivered online via conferencing platforms and digital channels such as Zoom and You Tube.

We will host live online events including admissions guidance workshops, taster lectures and Q&A sessions. Participants will require internet access and a PC or device to access online events and content. We expect to record many sessions so participants can catch up at a later date if needed.

We also anticipate an in-Oxford event will take place later in the programme. This will depend on Covid restrictions and capacity to host. Participants will be updated on this as and when details are available.

The programme has already launched but we will accept rolling registrations during the programme until spaces are full. To register, whether as a student, teacher or parent/guardian, you must complete the online registration form here.

Important: The registration includes uploading a complete and signed Participation Consent Form, available here. All participants (whether pupil, teacher or parent/guardian) MUST provide a complete Consent Form. Full instructions are provided in the registration form.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Dr Matt Williams on matthew.williams@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

If you are trying to register and experience issues with the registration form, please contact Shelley Knowles on shelley.knowles@jesus.ox.ac.uk.