Access & Outreach

Welcome to Access & Outreach at Jesus College

Our aim for this section of the website is to introduce the various outreach initiatives we offer to state schools and colleges, and under-represented groups within our link regions. There’s also some helpful guidance and links to resources that may be of interest.

At Jesus College, we firmly believe a diverse community is a stronger community, which is why we seek to attract and select the very best applicants based only on their academic potential.

In line with other Oxford colleges assessing undergraduate applications, we do take into account our applicants’ contextual data. To find out more about this, click here. We also take into account our applicants’ disabilities. To find out more about this, click here.

Oxford’s world-class education should be available for all with the academic ability and potential to benefit from it. However, we recognise that there is much work to be done to make this a reality for all prospective students in the UK. This is why 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. You can find information on all our programmes here.

School pupils visiting Jesus College as part of one of our summer schools

School pupils visiting Jesus College as part of one of our summer 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 our link regions do get in touch to discuss how we can work with you.

Furthermore, we understand that not all those with the potential for higher education study come to university at the ‘traditional’ age of entry. The Oxford college of Harris Manchester 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.

Please get in touch with Megan Lee ( if you would like some guidance, or would like to visit Jesus College for a tour.


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