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
Bath-based Oxford alumnus, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look.
Date: 7 July 2018
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Join us for Pimm's and sunshine at the Oxford University Society Summer Garden Party – enjoy a chat with old friends, and meet other alumnae/i living in and around Bristol and Bath.
The next book club meeting will take place in July 2018:
Date and time: Mon, 2 July 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
If you're interested in joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Meet outside Bath Spa railway station
Free (Registration Required)
Make the most of a spring afternoon walking around Bath and discovering more about historic pubs, beer and brewing in this amazing city!