Access & Outreach/
Women in Sciences

Calling Year 12 women scientists… are you interested in finding out about studying science at university? Then this event could be for you!

In conjunction with the Oxford colleges of Trinity and Wadham, we run a special Women in Science programme annually for 100 young women scientists in Year 12. The programme aims to encourage and inspire those who have an interest in science to explore its varied and exciting potential at university.

Delegates hear from Oxford academics about a broad range of science subjects through a mixture of lectures and seminars, alongside admissions advice and support sessions. There is usually a choice of sessions available and opportunities to speak to current undergraduate science students and outreach staff. 

Participants join us from state schools in the North East, Oxford, Wales and London. Here’s what some of our previous attendees say about this event:

‘Very interesting, they definitely sparked my motivation’.

‘I realised I should not be discouraged from a STEM career because of my colour and sex’.

‘I’ve learned there is more to the world of biology than I thought…astrobiology, bioengineering, and other aspects of science I’ve never even heard of that interest me’.

Women in Science 2022!

WiS 2022 was held on Friday 17th June. We expect to run this or a similar event again in 2023. Please check this page regularly for updates. Current eligibility criteria and further information can be found in the dropdown links below.

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:

1) The Programme is open to female and non-binary students.

2) Applicants must be year 12 students studying at a state school in one of the following UK areas:

London: Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Islington, Lambeth, Luton, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth.
Milton Keynes
Northeast of England: Cleveland, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton on Tees.
Wales: all regions

Application guidance for the next WiS event will be updated when available. Applications are usually submitted online with a firm deadline. Applicants should read the application form and any associated information carefully.

If you have any questions that are not answered here please contact the Access Fellow, Dr Matthew Williams, on