Annual Outreach Events

If you would like to know more about our visits into schools and school visits into Trinity throughout the year please follow these links: Trinity visits into your school & School visits into Trinity College.

Alongside inbound and outbound visits to schools, Trinity College hosts a number of annual outreach events:

Women in Sciences:

Trinity runs a ‘Women in Sciences Event’ alongside Jesus and Wadham Colleges for Year 12 female students interested in studying science at university. The day comprises of lectures and workshops delivered by female academics to give students a flavour of what it is like to study science at university and to encourage them to aim high in their applications to university. There is a residential element for those who live far away. Over 80 students attend from the North East, Wales, London and Oxfordshire. This year, our event will take place from 15th-17th March 2020.

North East Open Day Residential for Students 30th June-2nd July:

Applications are now open for our North East Year 12 Open Day Residential and our North East Teacher Conference 2020! More information can be found here.

This residential is designed to support NE students in attending our University Open Days in July completely free of charge.

Year 12 students will travel to and from Oxford together by coach. There will be two coach pick-up points in central Newcastle and Darlington. They will stay for two nights in college accommodation and have all meals catered for in the college dining halls. We will run sessions on Oxford applications and how to make the most of the Open Day, as well as offering Q&A and discussion sessions with undergraduates. There will also be plenty of opportunities to speak to students more informally while travelling on the coach, at meal times and during undergraduate-led social activities in the evenings. Students will attend the Open Day on 1st July and are free to organise this part of the residential independently.

Students can register their interest by filling in this form. The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd April. Should this event be oversubscribed, we will prioritise places based on GCSE attainment and predicted A Level grades in the context of widening participation factors.

North East Teacher Conference 30th June-2nd July:

This residential is designed to support NE teachers who have responsibility for, or a role in, the UCAS application process and/or supporting candidates to make an application to Oxbridge or other selective universities. It will be led by Trinity’s Head of Access, Hannah Rolley.

Teachers will stay for two nights in college accommodation and have all meals catered for, including a welcome dinner with Trinity’s President, Dame Hilary Boulding. Hannah will run sessions covering the Oxford application process, what makes a competitive application, the personal statement, the teacher reference and useful enrichment activities, alongside Q&A sessions. They will also receive guidance on the best events to attend on the Open Day for teachers, for example mock interview sessions. We can offer free travel to and from the NE on the coach or teachers can opt to make their own way down but please note, we are unable to fund this independent travel.

If you would like to sign up to this event, please fill in this form as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd April. Should this event be oversubscribed, priority will be given to those teachers from schools with low progression to HE/Oxbridge.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at access.officer@trinity.ox.ac.uk.

OxLAT Extension Programme in Classics and the Ancient World:

This fantastic extension programme builds on ‘OxLAT’, an initiative run by the Classics Faculty for teaching Latin ab initio up to GCSE to bright students from state schools in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas which have no provision for teaching Classics. Now in its third cohort, OxLAT attracts over 100 applications for its twenty-five places from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As Oxfordshire is one of the College’s link regions, Trinity takes those who have completed OxLAT (now in Years 11 & 12) and offers the extension programme to continue with language acquisition in Latin and to introduce other areas of Classics.  Beginner’s Greek is taught alongside Latin and the curriculum is supplemented with taster sessions in diverse aspects of the ancient world including literature, philosophy, ancient history and archaeology. Topics have included the emergence of the alphabet, the performance of ancient drama, Periclean Athens and Augustan Rome, Greek vases and Roman houses, and a variety of Greek and Roman authors!

The Programme comprises three day-schools and a week-long summer school in each year of the two-year cycle. The course is offered free of charge to participants.  Exposure to the Classical world provides numerous educational benefits in its own right (including detailed language skills, cultural awareness, critical analysis) but we hope that for many of our students we are forging the start of a beautiful relationship with Classics, moving onto an undergraduate degree, perhaps at Oxford and maybe at Trinity.

Open Days:

Trinity College will be open for prospective students on Oxford University Open Days. 2020 Open Days will be Wednesday 1st July, Thursday 2nd July and Friday 18th September.

Additionally, departments will hold Open Days and will be publishing specific dates soon.

Individuals are welcome to come and visit the college free of charge for a self-guided tour. This will give you a good feel for the college and its location.

If you would like to know more about student life at Trinity College and how current students decided on their course and college please take a look at our student profiles.

More information about Trinity’s activities on Open Days can be found here.

How to find us

Getting to Trinity: The College is in the centre of Oxford in Broad Street. It is easily accessible by car using one of Oxford’s Park and Ride systems. It is also a short walk from the Coach station at Gloucester Green and from Oxford Train Station.