Year 12 Oxbridge Webinars

St Catharine's College is collaborating with Brasenose College (University of Oxford) to deliver a series of free webinars in 2023 for Year 12 (or equivalent e.g. S5) students at state schools in the UK.

Liza Zhabina and Joe Organ (outreach staff at the two Colleges) will be delivering sessions with Oxbridge academics and students to:

  • Introduce life and learning at Oxbridge
  • Dispel common myths about the two universities and address prospective students' concerns
  • Give in-depth guidance on the Oxbridge application process
  • Provide strategies for looking after mental wellbeing
  • Give insights into studying subject(s) of interest at university
  • Provide information on and opportunities for subject exploration outside of the curriculum, including taster lectures and Q&As

Please see this page for more information about how we run our webinars.

Upcoming webinars

Personal Statement Workshops | June 2023

How do you build up a personal statement? What does a typical Oxbridge personal statement look like?

We will run two sessions looking in depth at real recent examples of personal statements - critically evaluating them and then asking attendees to discuss ideas for their own draft paragraphs. Current Oxbridge students will reflect on and provide insights from their own personal statement writing experiences. This webinar is aimed at students applying to Oxford, Cambridge or other selective universities.

Arts & Humanities subjects: Tuesday 6th June, 6pm | Sign-up here

Science subjects: Wednesday 7th June, 6pm | Sign-up here

Medicine Taster Afternoon | 26 June 2023

Are you interested in studying Medicine at Cambridge University? If so, come along to our Medicine Taster Afternoon to hear from staff & students about the course. Professor Stefan Marciniak will start off by talking about admissions to Cambridge and how students can best prepare themselves for applying. We will then hear from current students about the pre-clinical and clinical portions of the course. Students will have the chance to ask questions about the course and admissions at the end of the session. Come along to ask your burning questions and hear all about the Medicine at Cambridge.

The structure of the webinar will be as follows:

15:30-16:00: Admissions Talk by Medicine Fellow Professor Stefan Marciniak

16.00-16:15: Talk about pre-clinical studies at Cambridge University

16:15-16:30: Talk about Clinical years at Cambridge University

16:30-17:00: Q+A with admissions staff and current students

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    Webinar recordings

    These are recordings from the 2021-22 webinar series.

    Introducing Oxbridge | Recording available here

    Subject Exploration Webinar | Recording available here

    Sciences Personal Statement Workshop  | Recording available here

    Humanities Taster Lecture (Philosophy: What Physics Cannot Do) | Recording available here

    Managing Mental Wellbeing while preparing for University Applications  | Recording available here

    Student life session | Recording available here Access Passcode: N1wP!x#v


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