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Outreach Events

Mansfield’s Access and Outreach team deliver a number of events throughout the year to support and encourage students considering an application to Oxford.

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Application conferences

Each year Mansfield runs several regional Application Conferences, aimed at providing Year 12 students, staff and parents/carers with information about studying at Oxford and making a competitive application.  The conferences are open to students from state schools and colleges in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Doncaster, East Riding, Greenwich, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North-East Lincolnshire, and York.

The conference is designed to give prospective Oxford and Cambridge applicants an insight into the application process.  The sessions will cover an overview of the admissions cycle, information about what we’re looking for in the personal statement, an explanation of the aptitude tests, and advice and guidance about the interview process.

At the end of the conference there will be a Parents and Carers Talk and Q&A.

Details and booking forms for our 2024 Application Conferences are below:

South London - 19th April 2024

Further Education and Sixth Form College Open Day

Each year we run our Further Education and Sixth Form College Open Day. This event is open to students and staff in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges. The aim of the day is to provide students with a taster of studying at Oxford, and to give staff information and advice about supporting a student’s application to Oxford. Our Further Education and Sixth Form College Open Day will be returning in 2025 so keep an eye out on this page for updates!

Sample Further Education and Sixth Form College Open Day Programme:

9.45 – 10.30 Registration and refreshment
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome and introduction: Studying at Oxford
11.15 – 12.30 Academic tasters and admissions workshops
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and tours of Mansfield
14.00 – 15.00 Students: tours of Oxford colleges with current students Optional

Staff: Applying to Oxford from an FE or Sixth Form College Optional

15.00 Departure


There are 150 places available for these event. In order to allow as many colleges as possible to attend the event, the maximum number of places available for each college is fifteen students and three staff.

FE Access Initiative

Interview Workshops

Mansfield College will be running interview workshops for all state school students in our link regions who have applied to Oxford or Cambridge. These events will take place in November.

We will aim to cover information and guidance about the interview process and give students the opportunity to practice some of the types of questions they may be asked in an interview.

Details of our 2024 Interview Workshops will be announced later in the year.

Oxford Residential for Yorkshire & the Humber

As part of our work with Yorkshire & the Humber, we run a residential for Year 12 students from the region each year.

You will get the chance to stay in Mansfield undergraduate accommodation, eat in our dining hall, take part in academic workshops, and learn about the Oxford admissions process.

The residential is open to Year 12 students attending a state school in Yorkshire & the Humber who are interested in studying a subject at university that Mansfield offers.

The academic portion of the residential will be limited to subjects that Mansfield College offers (Computer Science, Engineering, English, Geography, History, Law, Materials Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Physics, Philosophy & Theology, Theology & Religion). Please only apply if you are interested in studying one of these subjects at university.

To get a better idea of what the residential might involve, please see the timetable from this year below:

(please note the timetable for next year may be different)

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Day 3

Details for the 2025 Yorkshire Residential will be available in January 2025.



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Next Steps South Yorkshire

Next Steps South Yorkshire is an online programme that aims to give Year 11 and  Year 12 students from across South Yorkshire the tools to make a competitive application to Oxford/Cambridge. The 2024 programme consists of five online sessions run by Oxford and Cambridge Outreach staff, each with a Q&A with current undergraduate students:

  • Introduction to Oxbridge (for Year 11 and 12): Tuesday 30th April (17:00 – 18:30)
  • Choosing a Course: A-levels and Beyond (for Year 11): Tuesday 7th May (17:00 – 18:00)
  • Critical Thinking Session (for Year 11 and 12): Tuesday 14th May (17:00 – 18:30)
  • Personal Statements and Applying to Oxbridge (for Year 12): Tuesday 21st May (17:00-18:30)
  • Interview Workshop (for Year 13): Tuesday 10th September 2024 (17:00-18:30)

The applications for this year’s Next Steps programme are now closed.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Access Officer ( should you have any questions. This year’s programme is being run collaboratively by Emmanuel and Homerton College, Cambridge, and Magdalen and Mansfield College, Oxford.

Eligibility Criteria

Humanities Study Day

Mansfield College collaborated with Oxford’s Faculty of History, Faculty of Theology and Religion, and Mansfield’s own English tutor Lucinda Rumsey, to host a Humanities Study Day for Year 12 UK state school students in March 2o24.

The theme of the study day was ‘Monster Hunt: an exploration of monsters through time and in texts’. Students took part in multiple academic workshops from different humanities subjects to explore this theme from different perspectives.

Students also got the chance to learn more about admissions, chat to current students, tour Mansfield, and have (free) lunch in our dining hall.

Please keep an eye out on this page for future study days!


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