A group of students from the Oxford Somali Society sit on the steps of the Radcliffe Camera.

Oxford Somali Society

Access Conference

Oxford Somali Society

Year 12 Access Conference

Trinity College is collaborating with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) and the Somali Society to offer students in Year 12 with Somali heritage an exciting Access Conference day.

The aim of the day is to encourage students to consider Oxford as one of their future options. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Oxford Centre of Islamic studies and Trinity College, experience an academic taster, gain guidance and information relating to courses and admissions and hear from current students with shared identities.

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Time: 9:30am until 4pm

Venue: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Trinity College, Oxford

Students will have the opportunity for discussion with academics, our current students and potential future mentors.

For the last half of the day, we’ll have an informational talk about applying to Oxford and to explore what you can do with an Oxford degree. We’ll also have informal discussions over tea followed by Q&A with our current undergraduates and society members.

Current programme for the day:

  • 9:30am        Registration at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Centre for Islamic Studies
  • 10:00           Welcome address
  • 10:30           Taster lectures with Q&A
  • 11:45           Tours of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and meet with the Imam
  • 12:30pm      Halal Lunch
  • 1:30             Walk to Trinity College
  • 2:00             Oxford Admissions, courses and careers
  • 2:45             Afternoon tea and Q&A with current undergraduate students and societies
  • 3:30            Optional tours of Trinity College / end of day

Logistics, funding and applying

Year 12 students may attend this event independently or with a teacher. Parents welcome. 

Year 12 students should submit a booking request using THIS FORM by 18 March 2024. We will then be in touch to let you know if we can offer places by 22 March 2024. 

Some support with travel costs is available for students who have a low household income, are in receipt of free school meals, are care experienced or have more than 80 miles to travel to Oxford for this event. Once you have been offered a place, you will then be able to request travel support.