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Outreach is a very important part of being OUSoc.
There is a vast amount we can contribute to our local schools in very simple ways.
Our aim is to raise the aspiration of the able young people in our community who would never think of applying to Oxford and similar universities, as well as to help them along this way if we can.
Two ways in which we have already started outreach:
For schoolchildren, just being put on the spot by someone they do not know is a valuable experience. We have conducted a number of mock interviews at local schools, and they turned out very helpful for children. One Bristol state school recently wrote:
"I thought I would let you know that <...>, with whom you did a mock interview, has been successful in his application to Oxford to study Medicine! He has to get A*AA grades but I think that’s within his reach. He asked me specifically to thank you for your support. It really helped his preparation. Thank you from me too – it was much appreciated!"
We spoke to children at local schools, sharing with them our own experiences of getting into, and being at, Oxford. The final years at primary schools are a very formative time for young people and such speeches can have great impact.
There are many other ways of outreach engagement, both at the local level and with the wider community.
We value your involvement. If you would like to contribute to the above or if you have ideas of your own, please Get in touch with OUSBB Outreach
Date and time: Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature by George Monbiot
Date: Thu, 18 Oc 2018
Venue: The Square Club, Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB
Save the date for the OUSoc Bristol&Bath Annual Dinner and AGM.
More information (including how to book your place) will follow very soon, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Venue: The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea St, Bristol BS1 6SX
We will be hosting a get together for freshers about to start at Oxford. This is a chance for the students to make new friends before starting on their Oxford adventure. Current students and alumni are more than welcome to come along.
Bath-based Oxford alumnus, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look.