Current Events for School Groups at St Hilda's


12 February – Year 10 and 11 Medicine/Chemistry/Biology Academic Taster Day

  • 10:30 – Arrival and greeting
  • 11:00-12:00 – Medicine taster session
  • 12:00-12:30 – Tour of college by Student Ambassadors
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30 – Student Ambassador-led taster session
  • 14:30 – 14:45 – Break
  • 14:45 – 15:30 – Raising aspirations and thinking beyond the curriculum, time for Q&A

Availability: Full

4 March – English Taster Day

  • 11:00 – Arrival and Welcome – Applying to Oxford Talk
  • 12:00 – Tour of college with current students and time for Q&A
  • 12:30 – Lunch in College
  • 13:30 – Early Modern Drama, English Taster led by Laura Wright
  • 15:00 – Departure

Availability: Full

6 March – Experiencing Oxford

  • 10:30 – Arrival and Welcome
  • 11:00 – Engineering Taster Session, led by Daniel Bulte
  • 12:00 – Tour of college by current students
  • 12:30 – Lunch in College
  • 13:30 – Chemistry Taster Session, led by Ester Hammond
  • 14:30 – Tour of a second Oxford College
  • 16:00 – Departure

Availability: Full

UNIQ 2019

UNIQ offers an opportunity to learn about Oxford life by being fully immersed in it. You will go behind the college gates, into lecture theatres, and will have access to Oxford’s top academics. There are over 30 subjects to choose from. Applications are open now until 11:00pm 28th January 2019.

The UNIQ Residential Programme will be hosted by St Hilda’s from the 7-11 April 2019. For these five days you will stay in college, attend an academic programme and take part in social activities. You’ll be taught by Oxford academics, attend lectures and labs, and use departmental facilities – just like a real undergraduate! In addition to lectures, you might be asked to prepare some independent work for a tutorial at the end of the week.

The UNIQ programmes are demanding, but they are also fun and you’ll get to look at your favourite subject in new and engaging ways. Your UNIQ course will give you an insight into what studying at degree level, and at Oxford, is really like. There are also a range of dedicated sessions that provide information on every aspect of the application process. You can hear from some student participants and find out more about how to apply.

Oxford Pathways

The Pathways Programme is run by the colleges of Oxford University, and is coordinated by a small group of college-based Outreach professionals, who are responsible for each particular stage of the programme.

Year 10 Taster Days

Taster Days give academically able year 10 students a chance to visit Oxford for a taste of what it would be like to study here. The programme includes an introduction to higher education and student finance, interactive sessions with current students, lunch served in a college hall, and participation in an academic activity.

The programme is for year 10 students at non-selective state schools across the UK usually without sixth forms, or with little, if any, history of sending students to Oxford. Applications are made by schools, rather than individuals, with each school welcome to bring up to 10 students. Applications for 2019 have now closed, if you have any questions about Taster Days please contact Nicole and Lucy at Pathways. 

St Hilda’s is supporting the Pathways Year 10 Taster Days between the 29th January and the 5th March 2019.

Year 11 Investigating Options

These events aim to explain the importance of GCSE results and post-16 choices to students and their teachers. They are designed for students who have already had some other introduction to Oxford, such as a Taster Day. Pathways run three specific subject-area days. You can find out more here.

Email Corinne Tomsett, Schools and Recruitment Officer for more information. 

How to find us

St Hilda's College is on Cowley Place, the Plain, which is just over Magdalen Bridge. The nearest park & ride to St Hilda's is Thornhill Park & Ride. The  nearest bus stop to us is St Clement's (a two-minute walk from the College).