Wednesday 4 May 2022

Keble to take part in Astrophoria Foundation Year

Keble is one of ten colleges to take part in the inaugural year of Oxford University’s innovative new access programme, the Astrophoria Foundation Year.

The programme, launched today, gives motivated students the chance to reach their academic potential through a supportive and challenging one-year academic course, aimed at developing their academic skills, self-belief and confidence. The scheme is open to all UK state school pupils with significant academic potential, but who have experienced severe personal disadvantage or a disrupted education which has damaged their ability to apply for an Oxford undergraduate place.

Starting in Autumn 2023, the Astrophoria Foundation Year will offer places for up to 50 students each year and is fully funded, covering tuition fees and the cost of accommodation and living expenses for all participating students. Students will study one of four foundation courses; Humanities (Classics, History, English and Theology); Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science; Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) or Law. Keble has agreed to offer five places on the programme.

More information about the programme is available on the University of Oxford’s website.