Oxford University has developed a regionalisation scheme to simplify communication between the University and schools in the UK.

Each Oxford college is linked to a Local Authority to ensure that every school has a first point of contact within the University. This is designed to improve the way in which we communicate information, advice and guidance to teachers. It is not intended to replace existing contacts with colleges or departments, which Jesus College is keen to maintain (in collaboration with the link college if appropriate).

Like all Oxford colleges, Jesus College is committed to selecting the most academically able undergraduates irrespective of their background, and will continue to provide information and guidance to all potential applicants. The regionalisation scheme will not have any bearing on the Oxford admissions process and will not influence whether Jesus College offers a candidate a place.

Jesus College has been linked with the following Local Authorities:


  • Lambeth
  • Wandsworth

South Wales

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan

The Access Fellow is available to visit schools and colleges in the above regions. Talks/workshops can be tailored to groups from Year 10 upwards, and we are happy for parents to attend as timings permit. We would encourage host schools to invite others in the local area whenever possible.

We can also offer group visits to Oxford, and preference for pre-16 visits will be given to schools in our link regions.

We are of course always happy for potential applicants and their parents and teachers to contact us for advice on admissions, to visit us on Open Days, or to arrange individual visits.

Please contact the Access Fellow if you would like more details of any of the above.