A group of students from the Northeast Residential at the Open Days poses in a group on the lawn.

North East

Events for Students

Outreach Activities for

Northeast Schools & Colleges

We offer a wide range of outreach activities for schools and colleges, teachers and students in the North East, with a particular focus on the six local authorities in the South of the region: Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees.

We would love to hear from you if you would like us to work with your school: please contact Richard Petty on with any questions or to arrange an introductory discussion on how we can support schools, teachers and students. Richard is based in the region and is dedicated to outreach there.

Find Out More

About Our Northeast Programmes

We have a regular newsletter for teachers in Northeast schools flagging up opportunities and resources which you can sign up for by emailing Richard Petty, our Northeast Access Officer. 

We work very closely with our partners in the Oxford for North East Consortium – Christ Church, Lincoln, and St Anne’s Colleges – with joint delivery across the wider North East region, and collaboration on projects in parts of the region. Our partners at St Anne’s College have a particular focus on the six local authorities in the north of the region – Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland.



Northeast Events

YR12 Northeast Open Day residential in Oxford

This residential opportunity is supported by Trinity College, St Anne’s College and Lincoln College, Oxford. The next date for this opportunity will be announced in 2022. The trip gives YR12 students from the North East an opportunity to visit the University of Oxford as easily as possible.

It is a three-day programme that combines with the University’s Open Days. In addition to exploring Oxford on the Open Days, students will stay in college accommodation, attend application information sessions and have opportunities to speak with current Oxford students from the Northeast and members of staff. 

his opportunity is completely free of charge and includes free coach travel to Oxford, all food and two nights of accommodation at either Trinity College or St Anne’s College. Students applying for a place on this programme are invited to do so independently and will be expected to take part without being accompanied by a teacher. Bookings for this event will be open in March 2022. 

For more information email

Oxford for Northeast in Partnership with Universify Education

The vision of this programme is for all students to reach their potential in education. To achieve this, Universify and Oxford for Northeast want to help more students from non-traditional backgrounds to feel empowered and excited about fulfilling their potential at top universities.

Through this year-long programme the aim is to realise educational aspirations, raise school attainment and application prospects to highly selective universities.

The year-long programme is for Year 10 students unsure about whether university is for them. By taking part in the programme students will become a university student during a week-long residential in an Oxford College in the summer holidays, gain a true experience of what it is like to study at a top university and how they can make it to a highly selective university, with the help of a Universify coach.

If you would like to know more about the programme you can register your school’s interest in taking part here. Alternatively email to find out more.