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Outreach Support

For Parents & Carers

Trinity College Outreach

For Parents & Carers

When it comes to deciding the next steps after school, everyone benefits from the support of the family and friends who know them best. 

The team at Trinity College run an online live session for parents in which we cover questions about costs and finance, student support and well-being. 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

Once parents/carers have booked a ticket, they will receive an email of confirmation, then another email the day before the event, with Microsoft Teams login details and Slido event code. 

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:

  • Monday the 1st November; or
  • Thursday the 4th November 

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

  • Monday 18th October; or 
  • Thursday 21st October 

All events take place from 6pm 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 our online form for Oxfordshire parents/carers or our online form for North East parents/carers.

To discuss planning a session specifically for your students’ parents please get in touch to discuss directly with Richard: richard.petty@trinity.ox.ac.uk

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.