Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach

Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach provide a central admissions service for the colleges and applicants to Oxford, advising the collegiate University on admissions policies, promoting the Common Framework (which aims to attract the most academically able regardless of background), and works to ensure the public perception of Oxford is well informed.

A central admissions communications service is provided to the public by extensive information on the website, a phone line and email enquiry service, alongside production of the prospectus and University Open Days support. The Operations team coordinates the undergraduate admissions process: it produces admissions data, dispatches UCAS applications to colleges and departments, organises pre-interview tests, coordinates August results, and continues the development of the Admissions Decisions Support System (ADSS) used to support the admissions process by many departments.

The Student Recruitment team organises events for potential applicants, their parents, teachers and careers advisors, including regional conferences, HE fairs, school visits, and coordinates overseas undergraduate recruitment activities.

The Widening Access and Widening Participation teams contribute to and coordinate access efforts across the collegiate University, with the aim of raising aspirations, attainments and progression rates into Higher Education and increasing application and offer rates from underrepresented target groups. Activities include the UNIQ summer schools programme, visit days and mentoring programmes, and support of college outreach efforts.