Access & Outreach/
British Bangladeshi & Pakistani Programme

Following the success of last year’s programme, we are delighted to offer our British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Access Programme in 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 runs from February to October and includes 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! 

Registrations for 2022 are now closed but we expect to run again in 2023. Do check this page regularly for updates! 

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.

Registrations for the 2022 programme are now closed. We expect to launch again in 2023 so please check this page regularly for updates.

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