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Outreach and Open Days

Working with pupils

We want to attract the best and brightest students – regardless of background – to apply to us. We want to make sure that when people are thinking of applying to University they have all the information they need.

Our access and outreach team work with schools, teachers and partner organisations – including The Access Project, the Brilliant Club, Oxford Pathways, Target Oxbridge and UNIQ – to widen participation to the University.

In 2018, over 3,700 people came with school trips to Keble and we interacted with 700 more in outreach activities in schools. We engaged over 2000 people with our virtual events and initiatives during the 2021-22 academic year, and are now operating a full schedule of visits to Oxford from state school groups. If you would like to know more about Keble’s Access & Outreach programme please send an email to

Each Oxford college is linked to a Local Authority to ensure that all schools have a first point of contact within the University. Keble is linked with Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Coventry, and Warwickshire. We are also pleased to be working with Oriel and University Colleges as part of Oxford for West Midlands. If you are a teacher or a careers adviser in any of these areas, please feel free to contact us about arranging school visits or other outreach activities. We’re most suited to working with secondary school and sixth form groups, and prioritise working with non-selective state schools. Due to how busy our small team’s calendar is during the academic year, we are unfortunately unable to attend school careers/university fairs.

You can find out more about our access and outreach activity in our annual report.

Follow us on Twitter @KebleOutreach. Or get to know our students by visiting our Keble Access YouTube channel, and by following ‘Keble at Large’, our student-run outreach society, on Facebook and Instagram @kebleatlarge.

Our students have also put together an alternative prospectus (pdf), full of first-hand insight into what life at the college is like.

Events for Students

Keble regularly runs events for prospective students, both in person and online.

Subject Taster Days

Keble hosted four Subject Taster Days in February 2023. No further events of this nature are scheduled for 2023, but we will update this webpage with plans for next year’s Taster Day programme when confirmed.

Admissions Webinars

Keble runs online sessions to provide information and guidance on aspects of the Oxford admissions process during the summer term. These sessions, like much of our Access & Outreach strategy, are targeted to offer this support to students from state school backgrounds.

Admissions webinars for students: for full programme (dates from late May 2023) please see registration form.

Admissions webinar for parents, carers & supporters: Monday 19th June & Tuesday 11th July, 6-7pm (repeated session). More information & registration form.

Events for Teachers

Please visit this page to learn more about events and resources designed especially for those who support and encourage applicants to Oxford. At Keble we enjoy collaborating with other colleges, and hosted a successful virtual teachers’ conference alongside Oriel and University Colleges.

Open Days

There are three Open Days each year – coinciding with the whole University – when you can discover more about Keble, get tours from our current students and meet tutors at subject sessions. In 2023 the dates are:

Wednesday 28 June

Thursday 29 June

Friday 15 September


Summer Open Days, 28th-29th June 2023

We look forward to welcoming prospective students, teachers and supporters on this year’s summer Open Days. The programmes for each of the dates in June can be found below. Booking is only required for accommodation at Keble during Open Days: all other elements of the programme can be attended on a walk-up basis.

Wednesday 28th June

Time Activity
09:00-17:00 College open to visitors. Guided tours with student ambassadors available until 16:30, facilities (accommodation etc) remain open until 17:00.
13:15-14:15 Oxford admissions & introduction to Keble talk
15:15-16:00 Student life at Keble – panel discussion

Please note, no refreshments will be available for Open Day visitors on this date

Thursday 29th June

Time Activity
09:00-17:00 College open to visitors. Guided tours with student ambassadors available until 16:30, facilities (accommodation etc) remain open until 17:00.
09:00-09:45 Early bird admissions & introduction to Keble talk
11:00-14:00 Light refreshments available in dining hall
13:15-14:15 Oxford admissions & introduction to Keble talk (repeat, recommended for parents/carers)
13:15-14:15 Meet the tutors panel discussions: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and STEM (separate panels). Prospective applicants only: parents, carers and other supporters are encouraged to attend the parallel admissions talk.
15:15-16:00 Student life at Keble – panel discussion


Accommodation is now available to book for visitors to this year’s summer Open Days. Keble has overnight accommodation available on Wednesday 28th June for individual prospective students and school groups of up to ten students + two members of staff (please note that group accommodation is only available for state schools). Accommodation bookings will be open until Friday 9th June 2023, or when all available rooms are allocated.

Open Day Accommodation – Individual Booking Form

Open Day Accommodation – School Group Booking Form

If you are worried about affording the cost of travel to visit Keble on an Open Day, you may be interested in applying for an Open Day Travel Bursary (offered for UK journeys by public transport). The deadline for applications to this scheme is 8am on Monday 5th June 2023.

Access and Outreach Events

School visits

Keble reinstated its popular visits to Oxford for state schools and colleges in its link areas in April 2022. We have reached capacity for bookings for the 2022-23 academic year, but are continuing to offer virtual talks, webinars, and other sessions for eligible schools. Please note that Keble link areas are given priority for these visits. Due to the demand we receive for these visits, we operate booking windows for the autumn, spring, and summer terms, and are only able to accommodate non-link area schools in the event of undersubscription. We recommend that all school visits are booked around six months in advance. Our Outreach Officer is happy to answer any questions about school visits to Keble.

If you would like to find out more about any of these events or to join our link schools mailing list, please send an email to

School students aged 13+ can now chat online directly to our student ambassadors using a safe and monitored platform.