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Schools and Outreach

Programme

COVID-19 Message

Trinity College Access & Outreach Update

We would like to wish all our partner schools and teachers all the very best in adapting to the New Year closures and re-adjustment to virtual learning. Recognising that colleagues’ focus for now will be on adapting to these changes, we will be in touch with partner schools in w/c 11 January. 

When the time is convenient for students and colleagues, we will look forward to supporting schools with virtual sessions for students from Year 7 through to Year 13:  you can contact us on access.officer@trinity.ox.ac.uk if you would like to talk about our provision or to book sessions. 

Schools & Outreach

At Trinity College

"Trinity’s access work embodies our values as a forward-looking, inclusive community. We want our college to reflect the widest diversity of talent and we are committed to ensuring that the Oxford experience is accessible to anyone with the potential to thrive here, regardless of their background or prior educational experience. The participation of so many of our students and staff in our outreach activity says much about our commitment to seeking out and supporting talented young people who have the ability to succeed at the highest level, and the qualities and aspiration to make a positive difference to our world."

Dame Hilary Boulding, Trinity College President

Our College

Link Regions

We run an active schools & outreach programme working with schools in the North East and Oxfordshire. To simplify communication between UK schools and the University, every school in the country is linked with an Oxford college. This not only allows Oxford to get to know schools and colleges in specific regions better, but also gives them a more personal and direct way of staying in touch with the University.

Trinity College is linked with schools in Oxfordshire and those in the North East of England in Cleveland, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton on Tees in the North East. We also work in partnership with St Anne's College and Christ Church as members of the Oxford for North East consortium to support schools and prospective applicants across the North East of England.

Our Access

Priorities

The Access Team at Trinity College prioritise outreach engagement with schools on the basis of specific needs related to lower rates of progression to higher education, to the Russell Group universities and to the University of Oxford. We also prioritise engagement with under-represented and disadvantaged groups of students. If you or your school do not fall into these categories there is still plenty of advice and support available to you and your students here on the College Schools & Outreach pages and the University website. You are most welcome to contact us directly for more guidance on how to access that support.

Our Access

Event Programmes

We offer a diverse and flexible programme of outreach events for schools, teachers and parents in our link regions, including outbound visits to schools and welcoming school groups into the college. At the moment all our schools sessions are held online and we offer a combination of live and pre-recorded events.

These events offer students an opportunity to get a flavour of life at Trinity College and the University, and to explore academic interests in new ways. We welcome opportunities for the Trinity Access Team to work with pupils and teachers in their own school and are always delighted to help arrange for your pupils to visit Trinity College.

Our Support

For Teachers

Our support also includes a year long teacher development programme. This programme includes sessions that run throughout the year and are specifically timed to support teachers at key moments in the school calendar relevant to their students’ university application preparation.