If we are to carry on attracting the best students, we need to continue to encourage good candidates to apply, including those from schools without a tradition of sending students to Oxford.
The college’s Access and Admissions Officer works to encourage potential applicants through an extensive programme of Open Days, school workshops and residential visits. This allows Trinity to show what it has to offer to a wide audience, including groups that do not have experience of applying to Oxford, and it also helps to dispel discouraging negative myths about Oxford.
Encouraging recent leavers to take up teaching posts in schools that do not have a history of sending students here also helps to make Oxford more accessible. Trinity offers a bursary to a leaver who chooses to join the TeachFirst scheme, a career path which attracts several highly motivated students each year.