Target Oxbridge


St Catharine's College and Trinity College will be working in partnership with Target Oxbridge to deliver support for students in Year 10 (England and Wales), Year 11 (Northern Ireland) or S3 (Scotland)!

Target Oxbridge is a free programme that aims to help Black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with Black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge. Since launching in 2012, Target Oxbridge has helped over 200 students to secure Oxbridge offers.

This free online programme will provide students the opportunity to gain an early insight into life at Cambridge and how to secure a Cambridge place.

What does it involve?

The programme will consist of four online webinars, taking place April - July 2022. Students will have the chance to hear from Black Oxford and Cambridge students and graduates, the Target Oxbridge team, and the St Catharine's College and Trinity College teams. The webinars will cover:

  • What Oxbridge is really like and what tutors are looking for
  • How to prepare for an Oxbridge application
  • How degree subject choice can affect career options
  • A mini lecture followed by a Q&A session with a Cambridge tutor

How to apply

The programme is open to UK-based state school students (or those on a full scholarship at an independent school) in Year 10 or equivalent and who identify as Black African and Caribbean, or mixed race with Black heritage. The students accepted onto the programme will be predicted at least three GCSEs at grade 7, or will have the potential to achieve these grades but be in need of additional motivation and inspiration.

Applications can be made here. Application Deadline: Sunday 20th February 2022.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Kathryn Singleton at or Jon Datta at if you have any questions or queries about this programme.

Contact details

Schools Liaison Officer
01223 338356
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