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Women in Sciences Day


The Women in Sciences Day invites young women* in Year 12 from across Wales to participate in a day of academic taster sessions, all exploring the wide variety of scientific study available at university.

Participants will attend the Oxford Open Day on Thursday 27th June, and then stay in Jesus College accommodation that night. This gives participants the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live in real student halls. The Women in Sciences Day will then take place from 09:00-13:00 on Friday 28th June.

*Our programme is offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people.

Academic Taster Sessions

The Academic Taster Sessions are designed to give you a sample of university-style teaching. Subjects from across the Medical Sciences Division and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division will be represented.

The Academic Taster Sessions will stretch the content you have already started to cover in your A Levels, allowing you to make connections between different science subjects. They will also provide you with a strong example of supercurricular engagement, which is useful for writing the Personal Statement or answering interview questions.

Sample Timetable

Time Activity
09:00-09:30 Keynote Speech
09:30-10:30 First academic taster session
10:30-11:30 Applying to University workshop
11:30-12:30 Second academic taster session
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00 Depart

Travel and Accommodation

Attendance on the Women in Sciences Day is entirely FREE for participants. We will reimburse a return journey for the student from Wales to Oxford, departing on Thursday 27th June for the Open Day, and returning on Friday 28th June. B&B accommodation at Jesus College is also provided free of charge. Lunch will be provided on the 28th June.

Please note that participants are invited as independent attendees. As such, we are not able to reimburse travel or provide accommodation for accompanying parents/guardians.

Applications for 2024 have now CLOSED.

If you have any queries, please contact Megan Lee at