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For our Culture.

Knowing that if you have the talent and the potential to succeed – we see you, we welcome you, and we are here to create opportunities for you.

We create opportunities for people with the potential to succeed


It sounds easier than it is.  Doing the right thing often does.  But different people need different opportunities.


There’s no one-size-fits-all


If you go to a school where people don’t often consider – let alone get into – Oxford, opportunity might look like someone coming to visit you and saying, ‘You could do it, you know. Come and see for yourself.’

If you’ve been in care, opportunity might look like year-round accommodation.

If you don’t have the means to self-fund your way through a degree, master’s or DPhil, opportunity could look like a support fund or a life-changing scholarship.


Identifying and nurturing talent


The results of our sector-leading outreach work speak for themselves:

  • We admit the highest proportion of UK undergraduates from state schools of any Oxford college – at 93%
  • One in four of come from the most socio-economically disadvantaged groups – 10% more than the whole of Oxford
  • 25% of our UK undergraduates are the first in their family to go to university
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Opportunities don’t have to be few and far between


They don’t have to change everything all at once. It might be a book grant, or a new laptop when yours dies unexpectedly mid-year. It might be a chance to go and see the world or complete an internship.

Making a life-changing education accessible to all


Mansfield is a place where people from every walk of life have a chance to study. But it’s also a place where everyone has a chance to explore, and to thrive: to find your voice; to get out on the river; to discover what moves you. To become yourself.

We are committed to fostering a culture where every student has access to the opportunities and support they need to flourish – academically, personally, and socially.


It’s not easy. But it is right.


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