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

Summer Garden Party 2019

Date: 7 July 2019
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: Redmaids School, Bristol
Price: £10

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.

Details and booking.

Boat Race Viewing 2019

Date and time: Sun, 7 April 2019 from 1 p.m.

Venue: The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX

Free (food and drink available for purchase)

Alumni, current students at Oxford, their families and friends are invited to watch the 165th Men's and the 74th Women's Boat Races.

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Chocolate Tasting

Date and time: Tuesday 5 March, 7-9 pm
We had great fun tantalising our taste buds with delicious chocolate at our recent tasting event in Bath. Members commented that it was a real eye-opener y to focus on a product and also to sense how quality makes itself felt on your taste buds!

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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 offered a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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