Outreach

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:

Mock Oxbridge Interviews

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!"

Speaking at School Assemblies

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.

Talk at Bridge Farm Primary School

Help the Outreach Team!

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

News and Events

An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offers a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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Comedy Night

Date  Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: Doors (and bar!) open 6.30, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Komedia Bath (map, url)

We're holding our first OUSOC comedy night out (with optional disco!)

There are 3 comedians, followed by a rather good Motown disco from 10:30.

Tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee. Meal packages available.   

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Oxford Board Games Night

Date and time: 7:30, 22 January 2019
Venue: Chance and Counters, 20 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS (map, url)

Come and join us for another board game night at Bristol’s Chance & Counters, the popular board game café and pub.  No prerequisites – they have hundreds of board games of all kinds, and are very good at introducing you to new ones.

The café charges you £5 for your seat; food and drinks can be purchased.  First come, first served: please email us if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.

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Book Club: March 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb