The Lincolnshire Access Initiative has been running since 2000, and aims to encourage applications to Oxford from students at state schools and colleges in Lincolnshire, North and NE Lincolnshire. We also work with several schools in Peterborough. The initiative operates on behalf of the University as a whole, and often jointly with our partners at the University of Cambridge. We aim to raise the HE aspirations of both sixth formers and younger students.
The college has organised a range of activities to achieve these aims, including:
- School visits in Lincolnshire, and visits to the college from Lincolnshire students.
- A regular cycle of local conferences for sixth form students.
- Summer schools at either Oxford or Cambridge.
- We also provide a source of continued advice to schools in the region.
Upcoming Lincolnshire Access Initiative Events:
Lincolnshire Overnight Stay, 26-27 June 2013
Lincoln College is launching a new event for students at Lincolnshire state schools and colleges this year. The Overnight Stay gives students the opportunity to visit the Lincoln College Open Day on 26 June, but with a few added extras:
Free accommodation and dinner for the night of 25 June.
A contribution to cover public transport costs to Oxford.
Additional sessions on Personal Statements and developing your subject interests.
This is a great way for Lincolnshire students to get a flavour of what Oxford is like, and to meet likeminded students from their area. The programme will run from 5pm on 25 June, and will include attendance at the formal programme for the Lincoln College Open Day, running 12.15-2.45 on 26 June.
Students wishing to attend should apply individually using copies of the application form, which requires teacher approval. Places are very limited and in the event of oversubscription, students’ academic profile and social context will be taken into account. Students are unlikely to receive a place if they are not expected to meet the basic admissions requirements for their course, and should check them here before applying for the visit. Those who have received a place on Oxford’s UNIQ Summer School are unlikely to also be offered a place for this visit.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 10 May 2013. Successful applicants will then need to return a parental consent form to confirm their place.
The next events in Lincolnshire will be the Oxford and Cambridge Application Forums in September 2013. More information about these events will appear here nearer the time.
Our Schools Liaison Officer will also make a few trips to parts of Lincolnshire over the next few months. If you would like to arrange a visit to your school please get in touch to see if he is available in your area. Since his visiting time is limited, it would be appreciated if schools could work in partnership on joint events where possible.
For more information, and to register your school/college's interest in the initiative, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer.
The West of England and other areas
Whilst the college has links specifically with Lincolnshire, we have already established many links with schools elsewhere, and are very happy to visit and advise schools and colleges across the country. We have particular links with schools in Bristol, Bath and NE Somerset, N Somerset and South Gloucestershire.