Seren Academy

Throughout the academic year, we work with the Seren Academy.  The Seren Academy is a fully funded Welsh Government initiative dedicated to supporting Wales’ most able state educated learners achieve their full academic potential into leading universities and succeed on highly selective degree programmes.  Each Summer, we are delighted to host the Year 11 Summer School for state-school students from across Wales.


New College is one of the host colleges for Oxford University's UNIQ Summer School.

UNIQ aims to raise the aspirations of students at UK state schools and colleges regarding their higher education choices, and helps them to create competitive applications to the University of Oxford. Participants are given a realistic experience of what being a student at the University is really like, including lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Thinking Black

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Thinking Black is a social enterprise that helps Black British students to develop and improve important academic and social-skills.

New College, along with Jesus College, are proud to sponsor their Year 10 Creative Writing Prize

A large group of Black British students smiling at the camera while standing in front of an iron screen and decorative garden mound


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The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is an independent charity working with schools, education leaders and practitioners to review and improve provision for more able learners, driving whole-school improvement and raising achievement for all. Drawing on almost 40 years’ experience in the field, NACE offers support across all sectors, phases and contexts. Read more.

The Brilliant Club

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The Brilliant Club mobilise the PhD community to support students from less advantaged backgrounds to access the most competitive universities, and to succeed when they get there.