Oxford and Cambridge Information Days

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Starts: March 27, 2019Ends: April 4, 2019

The Oxford and Cambridge Information Days are a series of events organised by Downing College and our Oxford counterparts – Exeter and Merton Colleges – aimed to support Year 12 students in our link areas to make competitive applications to either university.

This event is for state sector schools and students in our South West link areas of Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset. They are half day conference events aimed at helping students learn more about

  • The Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Process
  • Personal Statements
  • Admissions Assessments
  • Interviews
  • Student life

There will also be a parallel session for teachers, staff and careers advisers, who will be able to talk to College staff and Admissions Tutors

The event is aimed at students in Year 12 considering applying to either University, who are currently on track to achieve AAA or above at A-Level (38+ for IB.) Schools can either bring a group or students can attend individually and nominate a contact teacher. Events are scheduled at around 3 hours 09:30-12:30, and are free of charge

In 2018 over 400 South West students attended the events, with 94% rating them as ‘useful’ or ‘extremely useful’, and 82% either ‘interested’ or ‘certain’ about applying to either University.

In 2019 we will be hosting 6 events across the South West

  • 27th March: Truro (at Truro College)
  • 28th March: Plymouth (at Torbridge High School)
  • 29th March: Exeter (at the Exeter Corn Exchange)
  • 1st April: Torquay (at Torquay Academy)
  • 3rd April: Poole (at St Edward’s School)
  • 4th April: Dorchester (at Thomas Hardye School)

If you are a teacher looking to make a group booking, please visit: https://bit.ly/2srNWMA

If you are a student looking to make an independent booking, please visit  https://bit.ly/2suBRq8

Please be aware that details passed on to us in this form may be shared with our respective Oxford counterparts (at Exeter or Merton, depending on your region) so that you may better be supported by both universities; if you do not wish for us to pass on your details to the relevant Oxford Schools Liaison Officer then please let us know.