Information for Teachers
Oxford University has developed a programme of ‘link colleges’ to simplify communication between UK schools and the University. Every school in the country is linked with an Oxford college. This scheme not only allows the University to get to know schools and colleges in specific regions better, but also gives schools and colleges a more personal and direct way of staying in touch with the University.
St Hilda’s College is currently linked with schools in the region of Surrey and organises a broad and varied programme of outreach events for schools in this area
As part of the college’s on-going commitment to equality and excellence through outreach, St Hilda’s plans a number of events throughout the year for schools which include Subject and Oxford Experience Days as well as our Surrey state schools - St Hilda’s College partnership, which offers a variety of twilight academic taster sessions. The aim of these events is to offer students an opportunity to get a flavour of academic life at St Hilda’s College and the university.
Sample timetable for a school visit to St Hilda’s College:
- 10:45 Arrival & Welcome talk
- 11:45 Q&A student Ambassadors
- 12:15 Tour of college
- 12:30 Lunch in Halls
- 13:15 Walk to Taster Session in Dept
- 14:00 Taster Session
- 15:30 return and departure from Hilda's College
St Hilda's is also a keen supporter of the Oxford UNIQ Summer Schools and is pleased to be welcoming students again this year. These Summer Schools provide week-long academic courses in a wide variety of subjects and are free for Year 12 students studying at UK state schools! The courses are spread across a three-week period in July and August. Applications are now open and further information about this years summer schools can be found on the UNIQ website.
Teachers can contact our Schools Programme Officer for help and advice about applications to St Hilda's College, and for more information on events and support we can offer your school group. You will also find plenty of advice about encouraging and helping prospective students to apply on the on the University of Oxford website. This includes the teachers' e-guide and teachers’ e-newsletter; information on University events for teachers and post-16 students.