More Information for Teachers

All Oxford colleges have signed up to a Common Framework on Admissions which means the same application process and criteria for each course, at every college. 

To help provide students with the right kind of support, we encourage teachers to sign up to our comprehensive e-guide, which helpfully includes information about all aspects of the application process and how you can support your students through each stage.

Application Support and Information - timeline

UCAS application deadline is the 15th October. If not before, most tests must also be registered for by this date. Any required sample written work must be submitted, usually by the end of October. Please check your specific subject area's requirements. All interviews take place in December and offer decisions are confirmed in January. More information about the application process can be found on the University of Oxford website.

Because the University recognises the key role that teachers and careers advisers play in encouraging students to consider their options and make informed decisions, we also run regional teacher conferences. During conferences, we welcome the chance to talk with teachers and advisers about supporting your students through all aspects of considering, and applying to, Oxford. St Hilda’s College Schools Programme Officer, Corinne Tomsett, also attends the conferences linked to the Surrey region. This is a good opportunity to meet her and ask questions about any aspect of the schools programme and any support the College can offer schools. Sign up to attend the next conference in you region.

Because we understand that attending conferences is not always possible, Corinne also welcomes invitations, from the state sector, to visit teachers in their own schools. Corinne is able offer advice and information to teachers who have a role in guiding students to make applications to Oxford and other universities. She is happy to attend in-school teacher training days or conferences offering guidance on any or all of the following:

  • The application process.
  • The teacher reference – the essentials.
  • How to offer students guidance and feedback on the personal statement.
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity / work experience.
  • The tests and interview .

Please contact Corinne Tomsett to book a talk with your teachers.

St Hilda's College strongly encourages teachers to sign up to the eNewsletter to keep up to date with school events and other developments across the University and departments. We also encourage teachers to use the University teacher's section on the website for advice, information and resources.  

Additionally, there are many department open days, individual college study days, essay competitions, and teacher study events that you can find out more about via the teacher eNewsletter. Alternatively, you may wish to sign up to regular emails from our Schools Programme Officer, Corinne Tomsett, who will happily sign post these opportunities to you as they become available to your students and teachers. Please contact Corinne directly to sign up for the emails.