2,500: the number of prospective students we worked with in 2018
150+: the number of schools we worked with in 2018
85+: the number of outreach events delivered in 2019
Magdalen is fundamentally committed to ensuring that the best students are admitted to study here, regardless of their ethnic, social, religious, or educational background.
One of Magdalen’s most important investments is in encouraging students from a range of different backgrounds to apply to Oxford and in giving them the information they need in order to make a competitive application.
With one of the most generous student support systems, we are also committed to ensuring that students receive the financial support they need in order to study here.
Dr Ed Dodson, the College’s Senior Outreach and Access Officer, and, Olivia Webster, the College’s Outreach and Access Officer, work with schools and colleges to support and encourage applications to study at Oxford.
The University has established a programme of regionalisation, under which each Local Education Authority is linked to a particular college.
The link regions for Magdalen are:
What will a visit involve?
Visits can range from a forty-five minute College tour to a full-day event, and can be designed to fit the age group of the students and particular needs of the school. We usually recommend bringing no more than 30 students.
An inbound visit may involve a number of sessions, including:
- an ‘Oxford Explained’ presentation
- Q&A with current students
- a College tour with current students
- free lunch in Hall with current students
- an academic taster session with a Magdalen academic
- admissions and interview workshops
It may be possible to combine a visit to Magdalen with a session at another College. You may also want to visit one of the University Departments or one of Oxford’s many excellent Museums.
“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.” (Psychology Student and Student Ambassador)
Hosting a visit at your school or college
Ed and Olivia also travel to visit schools and colleges in our link regions. They are happy to talk to students, staff, and parents about the University, and can also deliver admissions and interview workshops.
If your organisation is interested in working with Magdalen on its Outreach projects then please get in touch.
We would also love to hear from Magdalen alumni who now work in education.
For more information about Oxford’s July and September Open Days click here. This includes information about our travel reimbursement scheme.
To order a copy of Oxford’s undergraduate prospectus click here
Please click to view Magdalen’s Alternative Prospectus 2019