Support for schools

Taster days

Our Taster Days are for state-run schools from our link regions (see above). For Year 7-10, these offer the opportunity to learn about university study. For Year 11-12, they provide an introduction to the University of Oxford and how to make a competitive application.

These full day events involve a number of sessions, with options including:

Taster days run from Tues-Fri every week during term time for a maximum of 35 students. The visits are designed for high achievers who meet selection criteria (such as being eligible for FSM/ pupil premium, care experienced students, first generation in their family to attend university, living in post codes of high disadvantage and low progression rate to university).

We also run a travel expenses scheme for state schools that are from our link regions and are bringing 10 students or more to Magdalen. You can apply for this on the booking form.

If you have any questions then email the Outreach Office at

Helping with the school visit was a really fun experience – chatting to the students and answering their questions was really enjoyable. It felt good to give some advice that will hopefully make a positive difference to the way they view the college and Oxford as a whole


Hosting a visit at your school or college

The Magdalen Outreach team travel to visit schools and colleges in our link regions (see above). They are happy to talk to students, staff, and parents about the University, and can also deliver admissions and interview workshops.

You can book an event by filling in this booking form.

We are usually only able to visits schools outside of the Oxford term time and due to the high demand on our time, we are unable to attend the Careers Fairs of individual schools. If your event is due to take place during the Oxford term then email us directly to discuss this:

Virtual events

Every term, we will run a series of virtual events for students, parents and teachers in our link regions and in the East Midlands. These include workshops, Talks with Tutors taster lectures and Half Term Virtual Taster Days. Booking for our Autumn events is now open and you can find out more on our Virtual Events page.

Our live content is supplemented by our pre-recorded material which can be found on our the Magdalen Youtube channel.

Find out more about Oxford’s Open Days. This includes information about our travel reimbursement scheme.

Please explore Oxford’s digital prospectus.

Please click to view Magdalen’s Alternative Prospectus.