Physics and Engineering at Magdalen
*Applications for 2021 now closed – updates on the 2022 programme will be posted shortly*
Physics and Engineering at Magdalen is a brand new online programme designed specifically for Year 12 students from backgrounds that have historically been under-represented at the University of Oxford.
The aim of this intensive three-day workshop is to introduce prospective students to our Physics and Engineering Science undergraduate degrees. Through live interactive sessions — including taster lectures, practical activities, and an admissions workshop —we aim to answer your questions about the content and structure of our degree courses, and help to familiarise you with Oxford’s approach to teaching and learning.
The programme will run August 17-19, 2021.
Across the three days, Magdalen tutors Alexy Karenowska (Physics) and Robin Cleveland (Engineering Science) will introduce attendees to the Physics and Engineering Science courses at the University of Oxford.
Perhaps you are trying to decide whether to apply for a Physics of Engineering degree and would like to learn more about the similarities and differences between the two courses?
Perhaps you are sure which degree you would like to apply for but are curious about how the course is taught at Oxford?
Perhaps you feel a little bit daunted by the Oxford application process?
Through a series of lectures, workshops, and interactive sessions delivered by tutors, graduate students, and undergraduates, we aim to answer your questions, demystify our admissions procedures, and give you an opportunity to participate in some fun physics and engineering problem solving!
- Be a Y12 (or equivalent) student studying in the UK
- Attend a non-selective state school or be home schooled. Though those who attend other schools and have extenuating circumstances may still apply.
- Have a strong interest in studying Physics or Engineering Science at university
- Be predicted to get at least AAA at A-Level, or equivalent. Though those with lower predicted grades and extenuating circumstances may still apply.
This programme aims to support students who come from backgrounds that are historically under-represented at Oxford. Accordingly, we shall also take the following into consideration when assessing applications:
- Your post-code. We aim to give priority to qualified applicants from areas of low progression to university or from areas of high deprivation.
- Free School Meals. We aim to give priority to qualified applicants in receipt of Free School Meals.
- Whether or not you are the first your family to attend university. We aim to give priority to qualified applicants who will be first-generation university students.
- You are care-experienced or are a young carer. We aim to give priority to qualified applicants who have been in care, or are carers.
Applications are now open and will close on June 13th. Please note that we shall be unable to accept late applications. Decisions will be sent out to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by July 9th.
Application form: https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physics-and-engineering-form