Current Students Staff

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. If you want to arrange for someone from our team to visit your school or organise a school visit to Keble please contact Nicole Boothman, the Outreach Officer.

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. 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.

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

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

Theology and Religion Essay Competition

We are running an essay competition to encourage more interest in Theology and Religion in schools, and to offer an opportunity for students to consider in more depth questions of contemporary and historical significance. The top prize is £300. Smaller prizes will be awarded to runners-up. The deadline for submissions is 5 June.

Details and Entry Form (pdf)
Example Essay 1 (pdf)
Example Essay 2 (pdf)

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 2020 the dates are:

Wednesday 1 July (Cancelled)

Thursday 2 July (Cancelled)

Friday 18 September

Would you like to attend an Open Day but are worried about the cost of getting to Oxford? Here at Keble we have some funding available to those who might otherwise be prevented from coming. We will post an online application form for this as soon as we know whether or not the July Open Days are going ahead.

Access and Outreach Events

We have unfortunately had to cancel all booked school visits to Keble that were due to take place in the spring and summer terms 2020. We hope to start taking bookings for the autumn term 2020-21 as soon as we know what is likely to happen with school closures. In the meantime, if you would like to find out about what else we can offer at the moment, please contact Nicole Boothman, the Outreach Officer.

As a result of the current situation we have also had to cancel the following events:

CANCELLED: Keble College’s three Subject Taster Days in April and May 2020 for Year 10 students and their teachers or careers advisers from non-selective state schools in our link region (Tuesday 28 April – English, Tuesday 5 May – Law, and Wednesday 6 May – Engineering).

CANCELLED: Keble’s ten Oxford and Cambridge Evenings in the West Midlands from April to June 2020 (23 April, 24 April, 28 April, 29 April, 14 May, 15 May, 4 June, 5 June, 10 June, 11 June 2020). We have made this decision in consultation with Clare College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. We are currently working together on ways to support our link schools in other ways and will update you as soon as possible.