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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 hosted 19 different school groups during our first term of returning to in-person activities. If you would like to know more about Keble’s Access & Outreach programme please send an email to outreach@keble.ox.ac.uk.

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. We have reached the end of our event calendar for the 2021-22 academic year, but please check back to see what we are offering for 2022-23.

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

More information on accommodation and food at Keble, including current prices, is available here (pdf).

Access and Outreach Events

West Midlands Webinar Series

We are excited to be working alongside colleges at both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for the return of the collaborative West Midlands Webinars 2022. These will be a series of four online sessions for Year 12 students at state schools or sixth form colleges in the West Midlands. Your Year 12 students are very much encouraged to register here.

The webinars will cover various aspects of applying to, preparing for and studying at Oxford and Cambridge, and will be suitable for any student hoping to apply to competitive universities. If you’re a high-achieving student (aiming to achieve above AAA at A Level), intellectually curious and ambitious, then these webinars will be a great start for your university journey. Whilst they will be focused on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, much information should still be useful in thinking about universities more widely and preparing to apply.

Programme
17:00-18:00, Thursday 6th October 2022: An Introduction to Oxford & Cambridge, hosted by Newnham College Cambridge & University College Oxford
17:00-18:00, Thursday 20th October 2022: Oxford & Cambridge: A Student’s Perspective, hosted bySidney Sussex Cambridge, Clare College Cambridge & current undergraduates from Oxford and Cambridge
17:00-18:00, Thursday 3rd November 2022: The Oxbridge Application Process: A Masterclass, hosted by Christ’s College Cambridge & Keble College Oxford
17:00-18:00, Thursday 17th November 2022: Competitive Applications: Preparing in Year 12, hosted by St John’s College Cambridge & Oriel College Oxford

To apply for this programme, you must:
• currently be in Year 12
• be attending a state school or sixth form college which is located in the West Midlands

Register here by 3rd October to guarantee access to all four webinar sessions

School visits

Keble reinstated its popular visits to Oxford for state schools and colleges in its link areas in April 2022. We are currently fully booked for the autumn term (2022), but are continuing to offer virtual talks, webinars, and other sessions for eligible schools, and will shortly begin accepting bookings for the summer term (April-June 2023). 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. 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 outreach@keble.ox.ac.uk.

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