St Catharine's College is collaborating with Brasenose College (University of Oxford) to deliver a series of free webinars in 2021 for Year 10 and 11 students (or S3 and S4 students in Scotland) at state schools in the UK.
Kathryn Singleton and Joe Organ (Schools Liaison Officers at the two Colleges) will be delivering sessions with Oxbridge academics and students to:
- Introduce key ideas about Higher Education and making post-16 decisions
- Offer advice on how to research university and course options
- Provide information on the finances involved in attending university, addressing school students’ concerns honestly and openly
- Outline life and learning at Cambridge and Oxford, breaking down some common myths
- Provide strategies for looking after mental wellbeing
- Offer advice for making strong post-16 subject choices
To receive an email notification when booking opens to the public for each of these events, please fill in this form.
The registration links for webinars for which booking has opened can be found in the programme below. Schools from our outreach 'Link Areas' will receive the registration links before booking opens to the public, however, we anticipate most of the webinars will have plenty of spaces for students from across the UK. The St Catharine's and Brasenose Link Areas are:
- North Yorkshire (Catz and Brasenose)
- Suffolk (Catz)
- Rutland (Catz)
- East Berkshire (Brasenose)
Introduction to University and Oxbridge | March 18th 2021
Join admissions staff and students for this introduction to university, student finances, and Oxbridge. This webinar will consist of a presentation and live Q&A session. Whether or not you've thought of going to university, whether or not you've considered Oxford or Cambridge before: all are welcome.
This webinar has taken place. The recording will be shared on this webpage in early April.
Taster Lecture Series | April 2021 | Registration open
We are running a series of academic taster sessions by current Oxbridge academics. This will give students the opportunity to experience University-style teaching and engage academically with new topics. Each session will consist of a 40-minute talk/workshop and a 20-minute Q&A session with the speaker.
Students don't need to be taking any particular subjects at school or have any prior knowledge of the lecture topics to attend these webinars! New concepts and topics will be explained in full during each session:
Life Sciences | Mon 12th April, 6-7pm | View full information and register here
Arts | Thurs 15th April, 6-7pm | View full information and register here
Physical Sciences | Tue 20th April, 6-7pm | View full information and register here
Humanities | Fri 23rd April, 6-7pm | View full information and register here
Subject Choice Workshop | June 2021 | Registration to open shortly
Choosing A-Level, Scottish Highers, IB or equivalent subjects is exciting but it is also important to understand how to include possible future university options in the decision process. This session will equip students with key pieces of knowledge to bear in mind when making their post-16 choices. This session is aimed at Year 10 (or S3) students who haven't yet made their A-Level subject choices. However, older students may also find it useful for finding out which subjects at university are open to them with their subject combinations.
Transitioning to Year 12 | July/August 2021 | Registration to open shortly
Mary Simuyandi, the College’s experienced Welfare Officer, will lead a session on balancing academic workloads, dealing with the transition to Year 12, and looking after mental health both in and out of school. We will be joined by current Oxbridge students who will be speaking about their experiences of looking after their mental wellbeing through school and university. Although mainly aimed at Year 11 (or S4) students about to being A-Levels (or equivalent subjects), Year 10s are also welcome to attend this webinar.
The majority of our sessions will take place using Zoom's webinar function. You will receive an email from Zoom once your place on a webinar has been confirmed. This email will include the link for the session. Just before the session is due to take place, you will need to click the link in the email to join the webinar.
Your camera and audio will be disabled during the session but the Q&A feature will allow you to type any questions you have. These questions can be anonymous if you prefer. We will answer the majority of questions aloud but some answers will also be typed by the panel.
If you have concerns about having access to the internet, please be reassured that all of these sessions will be recorded. Links will be uploaded to this webpage in due course.
Automatic closed captioning will be enabled.
If you have any questions about this event, please email: