Access and Outreach

Welcome to Access & Outreach at Jesus College

Across this section, we introduce you to the wide variety of access and outreach initiatives we offer to state schools and colleges, and under-represented groups within our link regions.

From taster days and summer schools to essay competitions and in-school visits, we offer and support an extensive range of school visits, outreach programmes and activities for prospective students from non-selective state schools and under-represented groups. We also feature helpful guidance and links to resources that may be of interest.


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Our Committment

We firmly believe that a university education here at Oxford, and at other leading universities across the UK, should be open to anyone with the academic ability and potential to benefit from it.

However, we know that there is much work to be done to make this a reality for all prospective students. That’s why we’re committed to creating and delivering informative and engaging activities to inspire the brightest young minds.


Our Programmes

Find out more about all the programmes our Access & Outreach team deliver throughout the year, and how you can to get involved.

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Tune in for online guidance, advice and support

Our YouTube channel is home to a huge variety of videos to help you navigate the university application process, from mock interviews and subject talks to writing a killer personal statement. 

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Welcome to our Access channel on YouTube

Working with Primary Schools

While our main focus is working with pupils in Year 9 and above, we’re keen to develop and build our engagement with younger pupils too.

Click on the video below to see how an example of primary school outreach visit to Jesus College. If you’re a teacher from a primary school in one of our link regions, do get in touch to discuss how we can work with you.


Mature students

We understand that not all those with the potential for higher education study come to university at the ‘traditional’ age of entry.

Oxford’s Harris Manchester College is dedicated to students over the age of 21. However, at Jesus, we would like to encourage people of all ages to consider applying – especially if you’re a first time entrant to higher education.

Mature students (covering students from age 21 – 91) come with a variety of life, work, social and cultural experiences. They also bring commitment, determination, and courage that can only serve to improve the institutes and College communities they join.