Welsh students on an outreach visit at Jesus College

At the moment, students from Wales are under-represented at Oxford. To help change this we are launching Oxford Cymru, an extensive community outreach programme, offering bespoke and local support to students of mixed ages, their families and teachers. 

Three Oxford colleges, Jesus College, New College and St Catherine’s College, have joined forces to lead on delivering this exciting new programme. By working together, these colleges will ensure that for the first time the University of Oxford is able to offer a coherent outreach programme that covers the whole of Wales. Our aims are ambitious:

  • To provide sustained outreach support across ALL regions of Wales for students, teachers and prospective university applicants from underrepresented groups.
  • To encourage and inspire Welsh students of all ages and from all backgrounds to enjoy their learning, be independent learners, have the confidence to be themselves and to be ambitious about their futures.
  • To improve the educational opportunities of all students.
  • To help those in Wales aiming for top universities to achieve their goal.
  • By 2023, to increase the number of students from currently under-represented groups from 15% of the current UK undergraduate intake to 25% of the UK undergraduate intake.
  • For Oxford University to be a realistic goal for anyone with academic talent and commitment.

Local Authorities in this region are - Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, Swansea, Torfaeu, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham.

Oxford Cymru Website

To find out more, please go to the Oxford Cymru website for more information.