Christ's College Cambridge and Lincoln College Oxford have teamed up to offer a series of events for schools in our Lincolnshire, North-East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Link Areas. These events are targeted at Sixth Form students in the county. There are Introduction to Oxbridge sessions for Year 12s which includes advice about how to prepare during this year to apply to highly-selective universities., and a Preparing for Interviews session for Year 13s (split by subject areas).
These events take place online during the autumn term. You can find full details and information about how to book places below (please note that individual students will need to book for themselves this year). Booking is now open for the 2023 sessions. Please check the eligibility criteria below and book your place!
Teachers in the Greater Lincolnshire area (including North and North East Lincs) are encouraged to sign up to our Teacher Mailing List, so that we can notify you both of future iterations of this event, and other opportunities for your pupils.
Dates and Times
Dates for 2023 are listed below. Please note that these may be subject to change, but we hope not!
Year 12s: An Introduction to Oxbridge:
1 November 2023, 17:00-18:00
2 November 2023, 17:00-18:00
These sessions are the same - you only need to attend one.
6 November 2023, 17:00-18:00: Interviews Webinar for Year 13 applicants - STEM (Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science courses excluding Vet/Medicine)
7 November 2023, 17:00-18:00: Interviews Webinar for Year 13 applicants - Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
8 November 2023, 17:00-18:00: Interviews Webinar for Year 13 applicants - Social Sciences - e.g. Geography, Law, HSPS, Psychology/PBS, Architecture, PPE
9 November 2023, 17:00-18:00: Interviews Webinar for Year 13 applicants - Arts - e.g. English, History, Languages, Classics, Music, Philosophy, Theology, ASNC,
We have tried to find times to suit all parties involved; if students are not sure if they can make the session we strongly recommend that they still sign up so they can receive links and resources sent out after the sessions. You will be automatically allocated to the session that best suits you. For students applying for some joint honours courses, such as Maths and Philosophy, you will be invited to attend both of the relevant sessions.
What do the events involve?
For Year 13s: Tackling nerves head on, we'll provide insight into the interview process, how to prepare, and will go through some interview questions and the kinds of thinking and response that can help students to do well at interview. We will also be joined by some current students in relevant subjects at Oxford and Cambridge to give their perspectives on the process.
For Year 12s: This will introduce attendees to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and explain what they can offer, whilst breaking down some of the barriers that might stand in the way of students applying. It will also include detailed advice and guidance about how to prepare during Year 12 to make a competitive application to highly-selective universities, such as Oxbridge and the Russell Group. Students need not be certain about applying to Oxbridge in the future!
All events will be a webinar on Zoom - we won't be using cameras or microphones, but there will be a chat and Q&A box for you to ask questions or contribute to any discussion.
How to book places
Places are limited for each event and are available only to maintained sector (non fee-paying) schools from the colleges' Link Area. Students must book themselves on individually, as they will need to be sent details directly.
The deadline to apply for all sessions is Monday 30th October 2023.
Applying before the deadline will guarantee that you receive the joining details before the webinars begin. Late applications are not guaranteed to receive the joining details in time (but should still sign up to receive the resources).
Arrangements on the day
Each event will start at the time advertised above, so attendees should make sure they are ready to begin a couple of minutes before the start time so we can start promptly.
Once you have booked, we will be in touch closer to the time with the necessary links and other information for your session.
We look forward to hosting you!