West Midlands webinar series

This programme has now ended for 2021. If you will be in Year 12 at a state school in the West Midlands in 2022 (i.e. you are currently in Year 11), you can register interest here to receive a notification when applications open next year. 

We are excited to be working alongside colleges at both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for the West Midlands Webinars 2021. These will be a series of four online sessions for Year 12 students at state schools or sixth form colleges in the West Midlands. This includes the Christ's link areas of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.


The Webinar Series

The webinars will cover various aspects of applying to, preparing for and studying at Oxford and Cambridge, and will be suitable for any student hoping to apply to competitive universities. If you’re a high-achieving student (aiming to achieve above AAA at A Level), intellectually curious and ambitious, then these webinars will be a great start for your university journey.


These sessions will be run using the platform Zoom. As these sessions will run as webinars, your camera and microphone will not be enabled, and you will only be able to communicate with the hosts/panelists running the session by typing questions into the Q&A box. 


The full programme details will be available shortly. Joining details will only be sent via email to those with a confirmed place.

Date & Time Session Colleges
17:00-18:30, Thursday 7 October Webinar 1: An Introduction to Oxford & Cambridge Newnham College, Cambridge, University and Keble Colleges, Oxford
17:00-18:30, Thursday 21 October Webinar 2: Oxford & Cambridge: A Student's Perspective Christ's College and Girton College, Cambridge
17:00-18:30, Thursday 4 October Webinar 3: Applying to Oxford & Cambridge Keble College, Oxford and Christ's and Sidney Sussex Colleges, Cambridge
17:00-18:30, Thursday 18 October Webinar 4: Competitive Applications: Preparing in Year 12 tbc.

Eligibility and Selection CriteriaWest Midlands area

To apply for this programme, you must:

  • currently be in Year 12
  • be attending a state school or sixth form college in the West Midlands
    • The West Midlands are the following regions:
      • Birmingham
      • Coventry
      • Dudley
      • Herefordshire
      • Sandwell
      • Shropshire
      • Solihull
      • Staffordshire
      • Stoke-on-Trent
      • Telford and Wrekin
      • Walsall
      • Warwickshire
      • Wolverhampton
      • Worcestershire

We hope to offer as many students as possible a place on these webinars. However, if we have more applications than places available, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care
  • Are eligible, or have been eligible within the past six years, for free school meals
  • Are a refugee
  • Have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • Live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Have no parental history of higher education
  • Have a disability

Apply for a Place 

Registering for this event is now closed. If you are looking for further support and advice around applying to Cambridge, please consider signing up to our student ongoing support mailing list, and check out our regular webinars, as well as our other events and open days.

Any questions?

Teachers and students can send any queries to Ellie at access@christs.cam.ac.uk.


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