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Lincolnshire Access Initiative

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 North East Lincolnshire.  The initiative operates on behalf of the University as a whole, and often jointly with our partners at the University of Cambridge. 

The Initiative includes events both for sixth formers and for younger students at state schools in Greater Lincolnshire:


Lincoln Taster Days (Year 10)

An series of introductory day visits to Oxford for Year 10 students.  For more information, please see the Lincoln Taster Days page.

Visits to Lincoln College (Year 12)

More information on opportunities to bring Year 12 groups to Oxford can be found on the visiting Lincoln College page.

Oxford and Cambridge Information Conferences (Year 12)

Two multi-school conferences, in Lincoln city and in South Lincolnshire, providing an opportunity for students to find out more about life at Oxford and Cambridge and the application process.  These take place towards the end of the spring term, generally in March.

Lincolnshire Overnight Stay (Year 12)

The Lincolnshire Overnight Stay is open to students from any state school or college in Lincolnshire, North- and North-East Lincolnshire. It gives them opportunity to visit the Lincoln College Open Day, but with a few added extras:

  • Free accommodation and dinner for the night before the Open Day.
  • 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 4pm on the day before the Open Day, and will include attendance at the formal programme for the Lincoln College Open Day.

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. 

Oxford and Cambridge Application Forums (Year 13)

Similar in principle to the Information Conferences, these events run in September/October are much more focused on the application process itself, including UCAS, admissions tests and interviews

Get in touch…

We keep a mailing list of staff contacts in Lincolnshire schools and colleges, so that we can keep them informed of our own provision for applicants, and other opportunities to work with Oxford.  If you would like to be added to our list, please let us know!  Email