Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
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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
Place: Zara's Chocolates, 200 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF
Date and time: Tuesday 18th July, 6 p.m.
Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand! This year Bath hosted the event.
Date and time: 26th March 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting! Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.
OUSoc Bristol & Bath has got a Facebook group! Check it out: