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

Oxford Conversations Brunches

Six relaxed brunches with local Oxonian speakers on a wide range of topics.

Date and time: Saturdays in May/June, 10am-12pm
Venue: Lido restaurant, Bristol

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Boat Race Viewing 2022

Come and watch the Boat Races with us!

Date and time: Sunday 3 April, 1:45 onwards
Venue: The Brew House, Bristol BS1 4RR

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Non-Fiction Book Club: January 2022

Date and time: Wednesday 19 January, 7 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: Citizen Clem,  John Bew

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Fiction Book Club: February 2022

Date and time: Tuesday 1 February, 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Book: The London Train, Emma Hadley

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