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Outreach Support

For Parents & Carers

Trinity College Outreach

For Parents & Carers

The Access Team at Trinity College, University of Oxford, are offering two online sessions for parents and carers in November 2022. If you are a parent or carer of a young person in state school and would like to know more about Oxford and university study more generally.

These interactive sessions give parents the chance to ask questions and meet current students. The aim of our parent sessions is to explore some of the following themes:

•    The benefits of going to university alongside the costs
•    What the University of Oxford has to offer prospective applicants
•    Helping parents and carers feel more confident about their role in supporting their child's future choices

Find out more details about the sessions and what they offer on our event page.

These events are run for parents of students in our link regions of Oxfordshire/Milton Keynes and the North East of England; there is a choice of 2 available dates: 

For parents/carers of students based in Oxfordshire:

  • Thursday 3 November; and/or
  • Monday 7 November 

For parents/carers of students based in the North East:

  • w/c 27 March 2023 (aimed particularly at parents/carers of Year 10/11 students, or those who are younger, with an emphasis on 'Why University?' and the benefits and costs of higher education); or 
  • July 2023 (date tbc: aimed particularly at parents/carers of Year 12 students who are considering forthcoming university applications, with a focus on admissions to top-tier universities)

All events take place from 6pm until 7pm with an optional Q&A until 7:30pm; capacity is limited to 120 and the sessions are intended for for parents/carers of children in state secondary schools and colleges 

We particularly welcome parents who are unfamiliar with the university process or experience.

To book tickets: register with Eventbrite for Oxfordshire parents/carers. North-East parent/carer consortium events will be advertised with partner schools in the two months before they take place. 

To discuss planning a session specifically for your students’ parents please get in touch to discuss directly with Richard:

Oxford University

For Families

The central Oxford University outreach department has produced web pages and a downloadable guide explaining why we believe university might be the right next step for a child and why Oxford might be a good fit. There's advice on how students should set about choosing what to study, preparing for university and how to put in a strong application. 

We want parents and carers to know that students are in safe hands at Oxford and how seriously we take their wellbeing. We also understand that parents will need to be clear on how costs will be covered, and to be reassured that our financial support for UK students is some of the most generous offered by any university. This information and the written guide can be found here.