Year 12 Oxbridge Webinars


St Catharine's College is collaborating with Brasenose College (University of Oxford) to deliver a series of free webinars in 2021 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

Introducing Oxbridge | Jan 26th 2023, 6-7pm | Register Here

Join us to to discuss all things Oxford & Cambridge: the College system, break down myths about Oxbridge and give an overview of the application process. We will discuss the kinds of things students can be doing to prepare for a strong university application in Year 13 and break down the student finance system. There will also be the chance to ask students and staff questions.

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.

Subject Exploration | Feb 8th, 6-7pm | Register Here

We hear of super-curricular research all the time – and that it can help students gain a fascination for a subject and bolster university applications. But what exactly is a super-curricular activity and how is it done? Find out more in this session which covers where to find inspiration at home, at school, and, once pandemic restrictions are loosened, at museums, art galleries and elsewhere. We will also cover thinking critically and building up intellectual ideas and arguments.

Student Life | April 20th, 6-7 pm | Register Here 

In this session, hear from our Oxford & Cambridge students about what they get up to during a typical day at these Universities. We'll be discussing student life, clubs & societies, and what else our students get up to outside of their studies. There will also be the chance to ask our students any questions about student life and their experiences at university. 

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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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